Tunisia graduates demand jobs

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Tunisia graduates demand jobs

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A group of unemployed Tunisian graduates have held a protest to call on the government to do more to create jobs.

The demonstration in the capital, Tunis, was organised by a group representing out of work former students.

Organisers say there are some 200,000 jobless Tunisians who hold a university degree.

Protesters tried to force their way past a police checkpout outside the Tunisian defence ministry.
They chanted slogans calling for the right to employment and equal opportunities.

Tunisia’s popular uprising last year ousted dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. His family once controlled up to 40 percent of the country’s economy.