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Tunisia: Protester killed as violence escalates


A young protester died on Monday after having being hit “accidentally” by a vehicle of the gendarmerie in the south of Tunisia, as fear escalates in the troubled region due to social unrest, authorities have announced.

About 50 others have been hospitalised for inhaling gas and getting fractures during protests between forces of law and order and protesters at El-Kamour.

Faced with this protest which has impeded the movement of trucks to the oil and gas fields of Tataouine the army has been firing warning shots to disperse the crowd.

Put in place since less than a year now, the Union government of Youssef Chahed is faced with growing discontent particularly in the interior regions. The protests are usually done either through sit ins or road closures.
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