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25 Dec 2018 | 03:46 PM UTC

Tunisia: Protests break out in Kasserine December 24-25

Tunisia News Alert

Protests break out in Kasserine on overnight on December 24-25; at least nine people arrested

TIMEFRAME expected from 12/25/2018, 12:00 AM until 12/29/2018, 11:59 PM (Africa/Tunis). COUNTRY/REGION Kasserine

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Demonstrations broke out in Kasserine (Kasserine province) overnight on December 24-25 after a journalist self-immolated himself to protest poor economic conditions in the region. Demonstrators reportedly erected roadblocks, burned tires, and clashed with police officers. At least nine demonstrators were arrested by security forces. Further associated demonstrations are possible in the coming days. A heightened security presence and associated transportation disruptions are to be anticipated in the vicinity of any demonstration.


Individuals in the affected area are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all protests and large public gatherings as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.


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