By Steve Dellar  |  01-11-2018   News
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One week after the masses rose up against the Ayatollahs in Iran, this time another Arab nation is stirring with protests: Tunisia enters its third day of sometimes very violent protesting by its unemployed youth who are being shot at by police forces as you can see in the hereunder video.

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Tunisia, considered by many as a moderate country safe for European tourism, got hit the first by the Arab spring of 2011 when a fruit vendor was arrested by police for not having the ‘necessary documents’ to be selling his produce in the street, in other words, he had forgotten to pay the police some ‘bakshish’ or bribes as they are known in the Western world.

As a result, the young man set himself on fire and from there on, the Arab spring revolts spread all over the north of Africa (Morocco, Algeria, Libya, Tunisia) until Egypt and Bahrein in the Middle East.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">328 people have been arrested and 21 security personnel have been injured after a third night of protests against price and tax hikes in Tunisia <a href="https://t.co/r2AhfoG2Ip">https://t.co/r2AhfoG2Ip</a></p>&mdash; DAILY SABAH (@DailySabah) <a href="https://twitter.com/DailySabah/status/951409420508041216?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 11, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Seven years later and not a lot has changed for young Tunisians. 25% of them are still unemployed and frustration is growing. ISIS committed several suicide and terrorist attacks in recent years, causing many European tour operators to scale back trips, resulting in a further loss of GDP for the country, and a never-ending spiral downwards continues as you can imagine.

Just as in Iran, the Tunisian government decided to raise prices for the new year, much to the displeasure of their population.

600 protesters have been arrested so far, and the government can be seen reacting in a very harsh manner.

An anonymous protester said: "The protests are over the cost of living."

"Prices of medicine have increased. Everything has, and salaries have not. I don't think this is the right time for price hikes."

Source:

http://www.dw.com/en/tunisia-hit-by-third-night-of-violent-protests/a-42104249

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Anonymous No. 15821 1515687156

The whole Arab world is about to explode….

Anonymous No. 15868 1515734312

Tunisia is said to have been the nation from which the highest percent per capita of ISIS volunteers hailed from in the hey-day of the movement. Tunisia's largest export is unrefined oil. Tunisia's largest import is refined petroleum. Just sayin

Anonymous No. 15889 1515741850

Sometimes I feel that America should conquer North Africa n wipe out all the sand niggers and rape their women. North Africa was more advanced under the Roman Empire. These retarded apes don't deserve their own countries they are a nuisance.

Anonymous No. 15890 1515741936

Fuck it colonize Africa n wipe out all the niggers just like the Indians it can be done. Conquer Israel too!!

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