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#sidi bouzid

Nearly a week has passed since protests broke out in the western Tunisian town of Kasserine following the death of Ridha Yahyaoui, a university graduate, allegedly threatening suicide after being denied a government job. Eyewitness accounts report clashes between security forces and demonstrators as police is using tear gas and, allegedly, rubber bullets. In some areas, army units have been deployed to stem the unrest, while Tunisian authorities declared a nationwide curfew in response to the growing unrest. The protests…