Tunisians protest austerity measures Increasing anger Tunisians have held rallies across the country to protest the government's new austerity measures, aimed at minimizing the country's deficit. Tunisians protest austerity measures One protester dead One protester died in unclear circumstances in Tebourba, a town 40 kilometers west of the capital Tunis. Tunisians protest austerity measures Tunisia's economy in crisis Tunisia's has been in economic crisis since 2011, when the Arab Spring uprising unseated the government. Read more: Tunisia protests: Is there a trade-off between a strong economy and democracy? Protests are common in Tunisia in January, when the country marks the anniversary of the revolution that ousted Ben Ali.
Source: The North Africa Journal January 11, 2018 02:36 UTC