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Tunisian Threatens to Throw Himself Off Tunis Clock Tower After US Elections
A young Tunisian man threatened to throw himself off the clock tower in Tunis this morning following the election of Donald Trump to the U.S. presidency. The unidentified man scaled the landmark monument in downtown Tunis at around 4:00 AM, according to local witnesses, and threatened to jump to his death unless U.S. President Barack...

Sidi Bouzid Activists Pledge Hunger Strike Over Arrests
Two men from Sidi Bouzid have undergone a hunger strike after being detained over a Facebook post accusing the previous governor of corruption. The Facebook post, sent out by Sidi Bouzid’s General Secretary of the Union of Unemployed Graduates Jamel Saghrouni, claims that the former Sidi Bouzid governor and his family have illegally seized a...

UGTT Warn that Ben Guerdane Protests Risk ISIS Infiltration
Tunisia’s leading trade union organisation has warned that should the Gen Guerdane protesters’ concerns go unaddressed, the country faces a repeat of the insurgency that cost the lives of more than 50 people in March of this year. “At the moment things are calm”, a spokesperson from the Regional Executive Bureau of Medenine of UGTT,...

Egypt Readies Itself for Anti Government Protests
A series of protests are scheduled to take place at multiple locations within Egypt later this afternoon. The focus of the demonstrations is primarily the return of two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia. However, the BBC report that anti-government feeling over the failing economy and alleged cases of human rights abuses on the part...

Clashes Between Security Services and Protesters Resume on Kerkennah
Confrontations between security services and residents on the island of Kerkennah resumed this afternoon. Kerkennah resident, Oumayma Mejdoub – who told Tunisia Live that she had inhaled tear gas that afternoon – characterized the mood upon the island as “intense”. Describing the events of just a few hours ago, Mejdoub said, “At a...

The Price of Security
Security services protest at Kasbah Square. You can see more of our cartoonist, Hatem’s work below, or go directly to his Facebook page and see what else he has to offer....

Security Services Protest in Central Tunis
Hundreds of Tunisian security officers are protesting in Kasbah Square within the government quarter of central Tunis this afternoon. Nabil Ayari Secretary General of the Security forces Union told local media that today’s protest was their Day of Anger  over government delays in addressing the concerns of the security sector and was to be regar...

Unemployed Group Calls for Ministers to Step Down
The Tunisian Association of Unemployed Individuals, known by its French acronym ATC, has called for the dismissal of several ministers in light of what it refers to as the “government’s unwillingness” to address the problem of unemployment in Tunisia. Organization President Seif Amara Midani told Mosaïque FM Tuesday that his members plans to...

Opinion: Youth Protests an Uncomfortable Reminder of the Revolution that Gave Politicians Power
The most important impetus behind the protests that sprang up last week in Kasserine and elsewhere around the country is disappointment—both in the revolution and in the Tunisia’s political elite. That, and the absence of viable solutions. There’s a general feeling of wariness and desperation among the country’s youth, who face the choice b...

Popular Front to Lead Boycott of Revolution Day Ceremony
A group of political parties, plus individual deputies, have announced their decision to boycott the festivities scheduled to be held at the Presidential Palace in Carthage on Thursday to mark the fifth anniversary of the revolution. Deputies from the Popular Front, Democratic Current, Al Chaab Movement, the Voice of Farmers, as well as a variety...