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US News Tunisia: new demonstrations against the repression, the extended curfew

01:25  24 january  2021
01:25  24 january  2021 Source:   france24.com

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New demonstrations took place in Tunisia on Saturday to protest against police repression but also to demand better social policy as the coronavirus pandemic is pushing many families into poverty. The curfew between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m., and the ban on parties and gatherings, in effect since October, have been extended until mid-February.

Hundreds of Tunisians demonstrated, Saturday January 23, in Tunis and in other cities of the country to protest against police repression and to demand a better social policy , after several nights of unrest marked by violence and hundreds of arrests.

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These demonstrations come as the Covid-19 pandemic has pushed many families into poverty and is threatening the hospital system, with more than 400 patients in intensive care.

Tunisia had counted Thursday evening more than 6,000 deaths - with a daily record that day of 103 deaths - and 193,273 cases of contamination.

The curfew between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m., and the ban on parties and gatherings, which have been in effect since October, were extended on Saturday until February 14.

This did not prevent a hundred people from marching in Gafsa on Saturday, as in Sfax the day before, to demand the release of young people arrested during clashes between protesters and police this week.

"We must listen to young people, not send police by the thousands"

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"Under the cobblestones, anger" or "neither police nor Islamists, the people want revolution" chanted several hundred demonstrators in Tunis.

A protester was injured during brief incidents on Avenue Bourguiba, the capital's main artery, under very high police surveillance, AFP noted.

"Youth live from day to day, we no longer have hope, neither to work nor to study and they treat us as troublemakers", laments Amine, graduate in aviation mechanics and employee a French call center for 300 euros per month.

"We must listen to young people, not send police by the thousands. But the whole system is corrupt, a few families and their supporters share the management of Tunisian wealth," he said.

Abuse during arrests and police custody

During clashes between protesters throwing stones and the police responding with tear gas, more than 700 people according to the police - at least a thousand, according to NGOs - were arrested in four evenings.

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TUNIS — The Tunisian government imposed a nationwide curfew on Friday after protests against unemployment spread across the country and grew more violent, in an echo of the Arab Spring uprising five years ago. The Interior Ministry announced the measure — a curfew from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m

Tunisia will start a four-day nationwide lockdown on Thursday to stem the spread of Covid-19 Health Minister Faouzi Mehdi told a news conference that new measures would include extending the The mayor of Tunisia 's capital, Tunis , has said a night-time curfew will be reinstated for two weeks in a

Human rights and family defenders denounced abuses during arrests and police custody .

"The situation is catastrophic, the politicians are corrupt, we want to change the government and the system", explains Omar Jawadi, 33, sales manager in a hotel and who has only received half his salary for several months.

The Tunisian political class, paralyzed by its divisions, is struggling to cope with the social emergency. Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi awaits a vote in Parliament on Tuesday to confirm a large reshuffle announced a week ago.

With AFP

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