Protestors face riot police during a demonstration in Tunis, Tunisia, Friday Jan. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Hassene Dridi)
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Political parties and a union called for fresh protests Sunday as Tunisia marked seven years since its Arab Spring uprising after a week that saw renewed unrest.The North African country is seen as having had a relatively smooth democratic transition since the January 14, 2011 toppling of President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali after 23 years in power.President Beji Caid Essebsi was to attend the opening of a youth center in the working-class Tunis suburb of Ettadhamen, which saw night-time clashes between young protesters and police this week.
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