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Protesters face police forces in the city of Ennour, near Kasserine, Tunisia, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016. Tunisia has declared
a curfew in the western city after clashes between police and more than 1,000 young protesters demonstrating for jobs. Tensions have risen in Kasserine since Sunday when an unemployed youth killed himself by scaling an electricity transmission tower to protest his rejection for a government job. (AP Photo/Moncef Tajouri)
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TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Unrest over unemployment in Tunisia continued to spread overnight, as protests across the country descended into vandalism in several cities.

Walid Louguini, spokesman for the Interior Ministry, said Friday that police stations came under attack in southern Tunisia, and security officers and protesters faced off in several cities. In housing projects on the outskirts of the capital, Tunis, roving groups of young people pillaged a bank and looted stores and warehouses.

Tunisia's prime minister, Habib Essid, cut short a visit to France to deal with the protests, which were triggered Sunday when a young man who lost out on a government job climbed a transmission tower in protest and was electrocuted. Tunisia's unemployment stands around 15 percent, but is 30 percent among young people.




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