22:46 GMT28 February 2021
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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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