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People Protest in Tunis Over COVID-19 Lockdown and Economic Situation

© REUTERS / ZOUBEIR SOUISSISecurity forces clash with demonstrators during anti-government protests in Tunis, Tunisia, January 18, 2021
Security forces clash with demonstrators during anti-government protests in Tunis, Tunisia, January 18, 2021 - Sputnik International
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Local media reported on Monday that Tunisian police had used tear gas to disperse mass protests in the capital Tunis and at least five other cities.

Sputnik is live from Tunis on Tuesday, 19 January, as people are continuing to protest amid a national coronavirus lockdown and economic hardships.

Clashes between law enforcement and young protesters began on Saturday evening.

According to Tunisian authorities, cited by Al Arabiya on Sunday, over 632 people have been detained.

Most of the protesters are teenagers who have been blocking traffic, using fireworks against police, and burning tires.

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