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Protests continue in Tataouine, Tunisia

May 30, 2017 at 1:50 pm

Tunisians stage a protest in demand of employment in Tataouine, Tunisia on 3 April, 2017 [Tasnim Nasri/Anadolu Agency]

The wave of protests in the Tunisian province of Tataouine to demand development and jobs is still ongoing.

The El Kamour sit-in is continuing in the desert of Tataouine for the second month in a row. In addition, a week ago, a group of El Kamour protestors headed to the province’s headquarters for a sit-in, while waiting for the resumption of talks with the government.

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Movement through the Dhehbia-Wazzin border crossing has been blocked for a week due to a decision by Libyan border guards to ban Libyans from crossing in light of the tense situation in the region.

Last week, Imed Hammami, the minister of employment and vocational training, who is in charge of the issue of development in the province of Tataouine, called for holding negotiations at his ministry to end the protests. The session was however postponed after the region’s governor resigned last Wednesday.