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More protests expected in Tunisia after mass arrests

More protests expected in Tunisia after mass arrests

One person has died and more than 200 people have been arrested in two nights of widespread and violent protests across Tunisia, driven by anger over steep price rises resulting from austerity measures.

"We won't back off till we have our claims fulfilled", shouted Nacer, one the protesters, as his fellow activists called for renewed rallies over the weekend.

Authorities said Friday the number of people detained in the wave of violent protests had risen to almost 800, after a provincial town was hit by a night of unrest over the austerity measures.

The 2018 budget also raises customs taxes on some imports, and the Tunis government is trying to cut the public sector wage bill through voluntary redundancies.

Several Tunisian cities were swept by protests over the government's austerity measures with more protests expected before January 14, the anniversary marking the ousting of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, the country's former autocrat. We will do our best to keep you anonymous.

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Interior ministry spokesman Khalifa Chibani said 151 people were arrested Thursday, taking the number detained for alleged involvement in the violence to 778 after several nights of unrest. The UN said it was concerned about the number of arrests during the protests.

"We're concerned about the high number of arrests. around a third of those arrested were between the ages of 15 and 20, so very young", said United Nations human rights spokesman Rupert Colville, speaking to reporters in Geneva.

Tunisia's main opposition Popular Front had called for demonstrations through the week. The government has vowed not to back down on the austerity measures, taken to satisfy foreign lenders.

The days of protests prompted fears of a new political crisis in the North African country that inspired the 2011 Arab Spring uprisings. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says Tunisia is committed to "decisive action" to reform its economy before the IMF reviews the payment of its next loan tranche.


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