Almost 800 people, including opposition leaders, detained in days of unrest as mass demonstrations are called

More than 150 people have been arrested in Tunisia in a further sweep by police as authorities move to head off major protests this weekend against government-imposed price increases.

Almost 800 people, including opposition leaders, have now been held in an intensifying crackdown prompted by demonstrations, some violent, which have swept the north African country in recent days.

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The Guardian

www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jan/12/tunisia-escalates-crackdown-sunday-protest-anti-government-demonnstrations
Tunisia escalates crackdown in effort to head off Sunday protest

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