Unemployed graduates play cards as they hold a sit-in protest to get jobs, at the local government office premises in Kasserine, Tunisia, January 26, 2016. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
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Tunisian Prime Minister Habib Essid defended his government Wednesday before parliament, faced with unemployment and poverty at the root of the worst social unrest since the 2011 revolution.A nationwide nighttime curfew was imposed Friday after the protests, which started in the central town of Kasserine where an unemployed man died of electrocution during a Jan. 16 protest over the lack of economic prospects in the region.The unrest, the worst since the revolution five years ago that ousted longtime dictator Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali, spread to several other towns and to Tunis, where shops were burned and looted in one suburb.
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