Protests erupt in Tunisia over economic reforms
Tunisians have been agitating in parts of the country as they protest the rising prices of commodities and new economic reforms.
Dozens of people were arrested with one person dieing in unclear circumstances. Several buildings have also been destroyed in clashes between protesters and police officials.
Tunisia’s prime minister has said that this year will be a tough one for Tunisians due to austerity measures.
Youssef Chahed said on state radio on Tuesday after protests over increased taxes that “People have to understand that the situation is extraordinary and their country is having difficulties but we believe that 2018 will be the last difficult year for Tunisians.”
Tunisia for years now has been experiencing tensions following a previous uprising which brought an end to the reign of former ruler Zine El Abdine Ben Ali. Concerns have largely been over economic reforms rolled out this year.
Last month unemployed citizens protested demanding job opportunities with the country’s economy struggling since 2011.