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VIDEO: Tension high in southern regions of Tunisia over death of protester

24 May 2017 17:03

 

Citizens of the southern Tunisian town of Douz took to the streets to participate in a general strike on Tuesday, during which several vehicles were set alight.

The people are striking in support of protesters who clashed with Tunisian security forces in Kamour, Tataouine region, on Monday. One person was killed in the unrest, as demonstrators rallied due to a lack of employment.


Tensions have risen between protesters and security forces outside the El Kamour oil and gas pumping fields in recent weeks.

Protesters have been camping outside oilfields for several weeks, obstructing trucks from entering and demanding a share of local resources and jobs in the area.

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