Tunisian authorities aforementioned Fri the quantity of individuals detained during a wave of violent protests had up to almost 800, as recent unrest over self-discipline measures hit a provincial city long.
Activists have drawn up a serious protest Fri over the measures introduced at the beginning of the year that ar expected to visualize costs rise.
An AFP correspondent within the northern city of Siliana reported that police laid-off tear gas at dozens of youths United Nations agency pelted them with stones for a few 3 hours long.
But the situation appeared calm in other flashpoint towns and neighbourhoods across the country that had seen clashes that left dozens of police officers injured.
Interior ministry spokesman Khalifa Chibani said 151 people were arrested Thursday, taking the number detained for alleged involvement in the violence to 778 after several nights of unrest.
Chibani told local radio that clashes between youths and police were “limited” and “not serious”, and insisted no acts of violence, theft or looting were recorded Thursday evening.
Tunisia is considered a rare success story of the Arab Spring uprisings that began in the North African country in 2011 and spread across the region, toppling autocrats.
But the authorities have failed to resolve the issues of poverty and unemployment.
Protests are common in Tunisia in January, when people mark the anniversary of the revolution that ousted long-time dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.