Tunisian policemen wave the national flag and shout slogans during a demonstration outside Tunis' Carthage Palace on January 25, 2016. AFP / FETHI BELAID
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Several thousand Tunisian policemen marched in protest to the presidential palace Monday to demand more pay in the latest pressure on Prime Minister Habib Essid's government after a week of riots over joblessness.Presidential guard blocked the road near the palace where around 3,000 police peacefully.Tunisia has returned mostly to calm, but the protests underscored how vulnerable the North African country remains to social unrest despite the democratic transition it achieved five years after a revolt ousted autocrat Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali.France, Tunisia's former colonial ruler, last week pledged 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion) over five years to help Tunisia deal with its transition to democracy.
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