Tunisia President Saied Urges Protester Restraint on 4th Day

1/19/2021

Demonstrators in Tunisia protested for the fourth consecutive day against the worsening social and economic crisis in the country as the president showed up at one rally and told them to stop.

Blocking streets and setting barricades on fire on Monday, demonstrators clashed with police who responded by firing tear gas. Protesters have looted shops and threw stones and Molotov cocktails at official buildings and businesses in some areas.

President Kais Saied visited Ariana, a city near the capital Tunis, and asked people not to let others take advantage of their anger and poverty.

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