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Tunisia imposes curfew as protests continue

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More people have been killed in Tunisia after clashes with police.

The deaths reportedly happened in the southern town of Douz. In the capital Tunis there were also further protests against unemployment and corruption. The government responded by imposing a nightly curfew in a bid to gain control.

Earlier, Tunisia’s Prime Minister also announced the President had sacked the country’s Interior Minister.

Twenty three people are still officially said to have been killed in the violence, but that figure is thought to be much higher.

Maya Jribi, Secretary-General of the Progressive Democratic Party, said: “That they continue to shoot at crowds, even after the announced measures is unacceptable and risks plunging Tunisia into violence. We are calling for an immediate end to the shooting and a program of wholesale reforms to put in place by a caretaker government.”

Outside the European Commission in Brussels dozens of protests also rallied demanding the EU do something to stop the violence.

So far the EU, along with Washington, has condemned the Tunisian government’s use of force as disproportionate and unacceptable.