Tunisia Hit By New Anti-Austerity Protests

Tunisia Hit By New Anti-Austerity Protests

Protesters across Tunisia have rallied for a third successive night, as anger over the government’s austerity measures spilled over into unrest.

Police used tear gas against large crowds demonstrating against price rises affecting basic goods.

PM Youssef Chahed condemned acts of “vandalism” by the protesters, saying they were trying to weaken the state.

Nearly 240 people have been held, officials say. One person has died and 49 police officers have been injured.

BBC