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Tunisia closes schools amid riots which have killed 14

Tunisia's government has ordered the closure of all schools and universities until further notice, amid clashes between police and demonstrators protesting over record levels of unemployment.

The announcement came after students marched in the capital, Tunis, to protest against police violence.

At least 14 people were killed over the weekend in the protests. They have been linked to anger over unemployment and frustrations with the ruling elite.

The BBC's Dominic Kane reports.

  • 11 Jan 2011
  • From the section Africa
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