Tunisians protest against mass arrests in nighttime clashes

Tunisians protested Wednesday to demand the release of hundreds of young demonstrators arrested in several nights of disturbances, venting their anger also against the government’s handling of a deepening social crisis. Around 100 people rallied in Tunis and a similar number in the city of Sousse, in defiance of gatherings that have been forbidden by authorities following a recent surge in coronavirus cases. “We want the detainees to be freed,” the protesters cried in Sousse. In Tunis, protesters – many of them students – shouted slogans from the country’s 2011 revolution, including “freedom, …

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