Riots erupted after the Tunisian government imposed a nationwide lockdown on Thursday — the same day as it marked the 10th anniversary of dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali’s fall from power during the Arab Spring — to curb a surge in coronavirus infections

Interior ministry spokesman Khaled Hayouni said a total of 632 people were arrested, including “groups of people between the ages of 15, 20 and 25 who burned tires and bins in order to block movements by the security forces.” He said that some of those arrested threw stones at police and clashed with security forces.



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