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Tunisian rioters clash with security forces for third night

By AFP
25 January 2021   |   11:00 am
Clashes broke out for a third consecutive evening Sunday in several Tunisian cities. In the working-class neighbourhood of Ettadhamen on the edge of the capital Tunis, young men hurled rocks at riot police who responded with volleys of tear gas despite a tight lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus.

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