Protests Erupt in Tunisia After Photographer's Self-Immolation

(Bloomberg) -- Dozens of Tunisians demonstrated in the capital’s center on Tuesday evening to protest deteriorating social and economic conditions. Protesters gathered in a sit-in and later marched towards the country’s interior ministry.

Protests Erupt in Tunisia After Photographer's Self-Immolation

The demonstration followed a photographer setting himself ablaze on Monday, in a reminder of the spark that ignited the Arab Spring uprisings in late 2010.

Abdel-Razaq Zarqi set himself on fire in the restive Kasserine region. The Tunisian journalist’s union said Tuesday it would hold a general strike on January 14.

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