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Tunisia rocked by series of riots

Tunisia rocked by series of riots

Tunisia’s social unrest transformed into street protests and riots amid the pandemic. The COVID-19 has deepened poverty and driven up inflation and unemployment in the North African country, Al-Arabiya reported.

Tunisia was rocked by the fourth night of street clashes between riot police and youths. The incidents are taking place in mostly working-class neighbourhoods. On social media, there are continuing calls for more riots on Tuesday.

Following Monday arrests when more than 600 people had been taken by the police, the riots continued. The protests driven by teenagers and adolescents have hurled rocks and Molotov cocktails at police who have fired volleys of teargas at them.

On Tuesday, hundreds of Tunisian youths in the capital battled police in several districts including the vast Ettadhamen city on the outskirts of the capital city.