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Tunisia Declares Order Reestablishment After Protests - National Guard

© REUTERS / Amine Ben AzizaProtesters throwing rocks are seen amid tear gas fired by police in Kasserine, Tunisia
Protesters throwing rocks are seen amid tear gas fired by police in Kasserine, Tunisia - Sputnik International
The Tunisian authorities on Saturday announced that order has been reestablished in the country, and a significant number of instigators of the recent riots have been arrested, a spokesman of the General Board of the National Guard said.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Late last week, protests erupted in the western Tunisian province of Kasserine, shortly after an unemployed university graduate committed suicide over job-related issues. The protesters demanded jobs, while the authorities strengthened military patrols near all administrative buildings in the city.

"Peace has been reestablished in all regions of Tunisia, 123 people, who participated in the acts of violence and chaos, are arrested," Col. Khalifa Chibani was quoted as saying by the Tunisian Mosaique FM radio station.

Later in the day, local authorities reported about more than 260 people arrested over the public unrest and several dozens for violating a nighttime curfew, which was announces on Friday in response to increased attacks on public and private property amid the protests.

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