Tunisian Protests Turn Deadly
Protests over unemployment have led to the deaths of eight people in Tunisia. The government said police opened fire in self-defense after rioters took to destroying public buildings in the northwestern towns of Thala and Kasserine.–JCL
’TIS THE REASON…
The deaths occurred in the town of Thala — about 200 km (125 miles) south-west of the capital Tunis — and the nearby town of Kasserine.
An interior ministry statement said that in both towns, police had fired in self-defence after rioters attacked public buildings.
The protests first erupted last month over a lack of freedom and jobs.
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