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Tunisia: 237 Arrested as Anti-Austerity Protests Rage

HeadlineJan 11, 2018

In Tunisia, police say they arrested 237 people Wednesday, while dozens more were left injured, as authorities used clubs and tear gas to suppress anti-austerity protests that spread across the country for a third consecutive night. The demonstrations began after the government announced it was raising taxes and hiking prices for fuel and staple goods. The protests are some of the largest in Tunisia since the Arab Spring uprising in 2010 and 2011.

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