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Protesters in southern Tunisia demand government-promised jobs, deplore police crackdown

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Hundreds of demonstrators who have been protesting the governments failure to deliver promised energy sector jobs demanded the release of their spokesperson in Tataouine, a city in southern Tunisia, on Tuesday after two days of clashes with security forces.

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"If we had work here, why would young people spend their money on boats to Europe?" a protester told FRANCE 24. "There's no real work."

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