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Tunisia announces nationwide curfew after protests

AFP | 2016-01-22 14:25:34.0
A protester flashes victory signs while protesting outside the local government office in Kasserine, Tunisia January 22, 2016. Several thousands youths demonstrated on Thursday outside the local government office in Kasserine, the impoverished central town where protests began this week after a young man killed himself after apparently being refused a public job. File photo
Image by: STRINGER / REUTERS

Tunisia announced Friday a nighttime curfew across the country after several days of social unrest that has led to street protests and clashes.

"In light of these attacks against public and private property, and given that the continuation of these acts represents a danger to the security of citizens, it was decided to declare a curfew across Tunisia from 20:00 to 05:00," the interior ministry said.

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