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Over 600 protesters arrested in Tunisia

ANI  |  Tunis [Tunisia] 

At least 600 protesters were arrested in different parts of during clashes between protesters and enforcement officers, that broke out since late Monday.

A source from confirmed the official figure on Thursday evening.

The reported that in province, protesters tried to break into a local before clashing with the officers. In province, protesters vandalised and burnt buildings and cars, along with clashes. However, the security forces managed to control down the violence.

In the island of Djerba, known as home to the Jewish Ghriba Synagogue, a Jewish school was attacked by protesters wearing hoods.

has been under a state of emergency since the Arab spring protests in 2011. The protests also saw the fall of former Tunisian as well.

Protests have been ongoing since Monday, against the high cost of living, the deterioration of purchasing power, as well as certain austerity provisions included in the country's new finance law, which contains a hike in price and tax for certain products.

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First Published: Fri, January 12 2018. 23:40 IST