Over 300 protesters have been arrested overnight and the army was deployed in several Tunisian cities in violent demonstrations over prices, taxes and unemployment that have swept the country.
Tunisia's government has announced a new package of social reforms worth nearly $70 million. The North African country has been rocked by protests ahead of the seventh anniversary of the Arab Spring uprising.
Protesters have lit flares and shouted anti-government slogans on the seventh anniversary of the Arab Spring uprising. Anti-austerity rallies have slammed a government decision to raise taxes amid an economic slump.
Hundreds of Tunisians have continued anti-government protests, with authorities arresting dozens of people. But the government said protests appeared to be slowing ahead of the Arab Spring anniversary.
Tunisians have taken to the streets of several cities including the capital in a third night of violent protests. The government has vowed to crack down.
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