Tunisian security forces detain a protester in the Ettadhamen on the outskirts of Tunis late on January 10, 2018, after price hikes ignited protests in the North African country. / AFP / FETHI BELAID
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unrest shakes TunisiaA third night of unrest has shaken Tunisia, where authorities said Thursday more than 600 people have been arrested this week as anger at austerity measures boils over on the streets.Police detained 328 people Wednesday for theft, looting, arson and blocking roads, the Interior Ministry said, after arresting more than 280 people over the previous two days.The recent unrest started with peaceful protests against the measures last week, but escalated into clashes with police over the night of Monday to Tuesday.In a third night of clashes, unrest hit several areas across the country including the central city of Kasserine, and the northern towns of Siliana, Tebourba and Thala.In Tebourba, where a man died during unrest overnight Monday-Tuesday, police fired tear gas after dozens of protesters took to the streets, a resident said.Protests are common in Tunisia in January, when people mark the anniversary of the 2011 revolution.
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