Tunisian policemen observe nationwide strike

12:04, February 02, 2011      

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Tunisian policemen belonging to various security services have observed a strike on Monday, reported the official press agency TAP.

The strikes took place on the Avenue Bourguiba in Tunis, but also in Sousse, Kairouan and Bizerta. Protestors waved banners and Tunisian flags.

They called for improved working conditions and denounced the reorganization of police services at the central level. Some also criticized the coverage of recent event in the country by certain Tunisian media.

In a related event, acts of wanton destruction were reported on Monday in the city of Kasserine, where a gang of people tried to set fire to the city's Higher Institute of Technological Studies, a youth house and a stock breeding center.

According to TAP, the absence of security forces has fostered a climate of fear and insecurity in the city.

Source: Xinhua
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