By Katy Dartford
Tunisian police and demonstrators clashed in Siliana as nationwide protests in opposition to the police and financial crisis entered their 2nd night
Christophe Ena/2011 AP
Tunisian police clashed with demonstrators in Siliana as nationwide protests in opposition to the police and an financial crisis entered their 2nd night.
Dozens of protesters constructed barricades and situation fireplace to objects to dam the streets of the metropolis situated about 130 kilometres from the capital Tunis.
The demonstrations in Siliana and other cities started on Friday after a video posted on social media showed a police officer shouting and pushing a shepherd whose sheep entered the native authorities headquarters.
Local media reported that there were additionally protests in Sousse, Nabeul, and in some neighbourhoods in Tunis.
A couple of days earlier, on Thursday 14 January, the country commemorated the 10th anniversary since the flight into exile of iron-fisted President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, who used to be pushed from energy in a most silent insurrection that foreshadowed official-democracy uprisings, strife and civil battle in the advise all over what grew to turn into is assumed as the Arab Spring.
But there were no festive celebrations marking the revolution in Tunisia.
The North African nation’s authorities imposed a four-day lockdown starting up Thursday to have the coronavirus, banning demonstrations anticipated for that day.
Some citizens puzzled the timing of the four-day lockdown.
The revolution used to be unwittingly sparked by a desperate act of a 26-one year-faded fruit vendor, Mohammed Bouazizi, who situation himself ablaze on December 17, 2010, to snort police humiliation in Sidi Bouzid, a town in Tunisia’s dismissed interior of the nation.
Bouazizi’s demise unleashed simmering discontent and mass demonstrations in opposition to poverty, joblessness and repression.
That silent unrest ricocheted beyond Tunisia, triggering the Arab Spring uprisings and authorities crackdowns and civil wars