Protest in Kasserine Descends Into Violence

StoryfulPublished: January 13, 20176 views
Published: January 13, 2017

On January 3, almost six years to the day after the death of a trader, Moahamed Bouazizi, sparked a revolution in Tunisia, there were clashes between protesters and security forces in Kasserine.

<a href="http://www.babnet.net/cadredetail-136348.asp" target="_blank">Tunisian media</a> said that a number of protesters broke into shops and private properties after what had begun as a peaceful demonstration against economic stagnation, low pay and lack of opportunity. Police used tear gas to halt the protesters, reports said.

Kasserine has witnessed sporadic similar protests since the death of Bouazizi.

This footage was shared by a community page in the city and is described as showing clashes that continued into the night on January 3.

Calm had returned to the city by morning, reports said.

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