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Hundreds arrested in Tunisia as violent protests spread

Army deployed and more than 300 people arrested as demonstrations against price and tax hikes erupt in several citiesMore than 300 protesters have been arrested and the army deployed in several Tunisian cities after violent demonstrations over prices, taxes and unemployment swept the country. In Thala, near the Algerian border, troops were sent in after protesters burned down the national security building, forcing police to retreat from the town, witnesses said. Continue reading......

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Published By: theguardian.com - Thursday, 11 January