Demonstrations to mark the 1 year anniversary of protests in Siliana turn violent in Tunisia

Demonstrators in the city of Gafsa entered local government buildings and then set fire to the offices of two of the ruling parties there. Tear gas was used to disperse the protesters, but no injuries were reported. The UGTT labor union has called for general strikes in Gafsa, Siliana, and Gabes to mark the one-year anniversary of protests in Siliana that were forcibly suppressed by security forces. Travellers should avoid all public and political gatherings since they often become violent without notice.

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