New anti-government protests after wounded Tunisian dies

Protesters clashed with police in the central Tunisian town of Sbeitla on Monday, after a young man hit by a teargas canister during clashes last week died in hospital. Soldiers were deployed in front of the government buildings, the latest in a string of demonstrations to have rocked the North African nation this month. Haykel Rachdi died on Monday afternoon at a hospital in Sousse, hospital director Chawki Ben Hamouda told AFP, without specifying the cause of his death. Tunisia has seen a recent wave of nighttime clashes, with security forces carrying out mass arrests, amid an economic colla…

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