2016 Tunisian protests
|2016 Tunisian protests|
|Date||15–22 January 2016|
|Location||Kasserine, Tunis, Sidi Bouzid, and Gafsa|
|Caused by||High unemployment rates|
|Parties to the civil conflict|
In January 2016, protests erupted in the Kasserine region of Tunisia over unemployment. These unemployment rates were 30% in the region as compared to the national 15.3%. In particular, there was high youth unemployment. The protests consisted of violence against the police and marching on Tunis. The incidents continued for a week injuring 59 officers and 40 protestors until the government imposed a curfew.
- "Tunisia unemployment protests spread to capital". Al Jazeera. 21 January 2016.
- Tarek Amara (20 January 2016). "Tunisia police, protesters clash in several towns over jobs". Reuters.
- Chris Stephen (22 January 2016). "Tunisia imposes curfew as unrest grows over lack of jobs". The Guardian.