Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Dire Economic Conditions, Tunisian Protesters 'Attempt To Block Water Supply To Capital'

Residents in the Tunisian town of Fernana, north-west of the capital Tunis, have tried to disrupt the water supply to Tunis in protest at dire economic conditions, local media report.

The protests followed the funeral of a young man who died after setting himself alight, following a reported argument with a city hall official, the reports added.

Private Mosaique FM radio reported that protesters tried to storm the main water distribution station in the Jantura area after attending the funeral of Wessam al-Nasri.

Residents have been calling for "the right to development" as they live in an area that "suffers from poverty and marginalisation."

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