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World More than 600 people arrested in Tunisia after a third night of riots

22:35  18 january  2021
22:35  18 january  2021 Source:   nouvelobs.com

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More than 600 people have been arrested and troops have been deployed after a third consecutive night of riots in several Tunisian cities, officials said Monday. The unrest came after Tunisia imposed a nationwide lockdown to stem a rise in coronavirus infections on Thursday -- the same day

TUNIS : More than 600 people have been arrested and troops have been deployed after a third consecutive night of riots in several Tunisian cities, officials said Monday. The unrest came after Tunisia imposed a nationwide lockdown to stem a rise in coronavirus infections on Thursday — the

  Plus de 600 personnes arrêtées en Tunisie après une troisième nuit d’émeutes © Copyright 2021, L'Obs

More than 600 people were arrested, said the Ministry of the Interior on Monday, January 18, after a third night riots in many towns in Tunisia, where police deployed to impose a curfew have been targeted by young people.

Troubles broke out in marginalized neighborhoods hit hard by an unprecedented economic crisis, the day after the tenth anniversary of the fall of President Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali , January 14, 2011.

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They coincide with a general four-day confinement which ended on Sunday, in an attempt to stem an outbreak of Covid-19 cases, accompanied by a curfew at from 4 p.m.

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  Locked-down Tunisia marks decade since dictator's fall Tunisia marked 10 years Thursday since its street revolution sent autocratic ruler Zine El Abidine Ben Ali fleeing into exile, but few are celebrating amid a lockdown as Covid-19 cases spiral. That evening Ben Ali fled to a luxurious, discrete exile in Saudi Arabia. He never set foot on Tunisian soil again and died in Jeddah in 2019.His fall sparked a string of uprisings across North Africa and the Middle East, toppling other dictators long seen as untouchable.

Tunisian police have arrested hundreds of people during several nights of unrest over growing economic hardships and political paralysis a decade after the Protesters clash with police in Tunis , Tunisia , on Jan. 17. Photographer: Fethi Belaid/AFP/Getty Images. Tunisia has had more than 10

Tunisian authorities have arrested more than 300 people after a third night of violent rioting sparked by anger at austerity measures agreed with the International Monetary Fund in exchange for a .9bn loan. Police used tear gas to disperse protesters in the poor districts of the capital, Tunis , and

Interior Ministry spokesman Khaled Hayouni reported 632 arrests, referring to groups of people between 15 and 25 who "burned tires and garbage cans in order to hinder the movement of the security forces" .

On Sunday, for the third night in a row, police attacked with stones and others retaliated with tear gas in several localities, including the vast popular district of Ettadhamen on the outskirts of Tunis.

Looting also took place in some areas.

Degradation of the social situation

These clashes occur in a context of deterioration of the social situation and political instability in Tunisia.

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"It has nothing to do with the protest movements guaranteed by the law and the Constitution", nevertheless estimated Khaled Hayouni. "Claims are carried out normally during the day (...) and without criminal acts," he added in an interview with private radio Mosaic, reporting two wounded among the police.

A night of riots in Tunisia despite confinement

 A night of riots in Tunisia despite confinement © Photo: Feouzi Dridi / AFP Restless night in Tunisia. Dozens of arrests after nighttime unrest. Dozens of young people have been arrested after nighttime unrest in Tunis and other cities across the country despite general lockdown to fight the new coronavirus. Ten years after the Arab Spring and the fall of Ben Ali, political instability and socio-economic crisis remain.

More than 200 people have been arrested across Tunisia during a second night of protests, a government spokesperson has said. No-one was injured. The defence ministry said the army is now protecting banks, post offices and other government buildings in Tunisia 's main cities.

TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisian authorities arrested 240 people , mostly teenagers, after violent clashes with police in several cities overnight and further Internal Security Forces spokesman Walid Hkima said riot police had arrested 242 people , mostly teenagers and children who vandalised property and

Amnesty International on Monday called on the police to "respect the rights of those they arrest, regardless of the reasons and circumstances of their arrest".

In a statement, the NGO expressed concern over reports of violence against protesters and the arrest of an activist who was demonstrating peacefully Monday morning.

They were between 16 and 19 years old during the "Arab Spring" in Tunisia, they testify ten years later

Demonstrations are currently banned due to Covid-19.

But a few dozen people marched through central Tunis on Monday, denouncing increased poverty, "corruption ranging from government to police", and "police repression".

They were blocked by the police near the Interior Ministry.

Calls to continue the demonstrations

The main union, the UGTT, called on young people to stop the nocturnal protests, which are conducive to overtaking, while recalling that the Constitution guarantees the right to demonstrate.

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Several informal calls to demonstrate against the high cost of living and poverty were launched on Facebook for Tuesday morning in Kairouan (center), Sfax (center-east) or even Tunis in the afternoon.

The army has deployed reinforcements in the regions of Bizerte (north), Sousse (east), Kasserine and Siliana (center-west) - in order to protect public buildings, a spokesperson told AFP on Monday. from the Ministry of Defense, Mohamed Zikri.

Police fire water cannon as Tunisians march on parliament .
Hundreds of protesters march towards parliament as the government faces a confidence vote.Hundreds of protesters marched from the Ettadhamen district of the capital where young people have clashed nightly with police for more than a week, and were joined by hundreds more near the parliament.

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