More Than 200 People were Arrested in Clashes in Tunisia

Security forces in an armoured vehicle patrol the district of Intilaka north of Tunis Tunisia Thursday Jan. 11 2018. Tunisian authorities say over two hundred people have been detained in recent days as violent protests against government-imposed pric

Police said they did not kill him and said he had a respiratory condition, according to The Guardian. Groups of young people, some masked, threw rocks at a police station and were met by volleys of tear gas, and had running scuffles through nearby streets, witnesses said. Trash bins were overturned.

The Ennahda party has called on the government to raise the minimum monthly wage of $143.17 and better provide for poor families. Inflation is running at more than 6 percent, putting further pressure on household budgets.

The new financial year has also brought with it price hikes on some goods and increased taxes on imports.

More than 300 protesters have been arrested and the army deployed in several Tunisian cities after violent demonstrations swept the country for a third night despite the threat of a security crackdown. He blamed looters for the disorder. "I don't think this is the right time for price hikes".

Properties were damaged, he said, including a branch of the Carrefour supermarket chain in a suburb of Tunis that was looted.

In December 2017, unemployed protesters and activists marched through the streets of Sidi Bouzid, angry over the lack of jobs and opportunities that continue to plague residents. Several people have been arrested in Tunis and in the coastal cities of Sousse and Bizerte.

But Sadek does not believe the recent protests will incite a new revolution. "Prices of medicine have increased".

One man died in the unrest on Monday night, but the authorities have insisted the police were not responsible for this. On both social media and in graffiti appearing on walls in Tunis and elsewhere, the slogan "What are we waiting for?" has been associated with the protests. "It is impossible for people to live with dignity today". Tunisia has deployed thousands of troops throughout the country amid the ongoing unrest. They're not even interested in the looters and the anarchists.

Sporadic protests continued across parts of Tunisia, overnight, as government security forces tried to put a stop to scattered violence that has hit a number of regions.

He cited as a precedent bread riots that took place in the country in 1983. "It is suffocating in misery, in poverty, in unemployment".

Med Dhia Hammami, a political analyst, told Al Jazeera on Wednesday that he expects more protests leading to the Sunday anniversary of the Arab Spring uprisings, also known in Tunisia as the Jasmine Revolution.

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