Protesters in Tunisia
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Demonstrators killed in Tunisia protests

Protests over rising food prices and unemployment in Tunisia have led to the deaths of at least 14 demonstrators.

Police fired on crowds after rioting broke out in three towns. The government says those responsible are extremists intent on destabilising the country.

The deaths come amid unprecedented unrest in the North African country and neighbouring Algeria over the economic downturn.

Russell Trott reports.

  • 10 Jan 2011