Insurrection News received this posting from a comrade in Tunisia: “Please tell the comrades in the world about our anti-capitalist revolution in Tunisia!”
Insurrection News received this posting from a comrade in Tunisia:
“Please tell the comrades in the world about our anti-capitalist revolution in Tunisia!”
10, January 2018: For the past 3 days protests have been raging throughout Tunisia against price rises, increased taxes and other austerity measures approved by the government on January 1st. Police stations have been torched, government buildings and cars have been attacked, supermarkets have been looted and serious rioting has spread to over 30 regions.
Here is an overview of what has been happening with links provided to us by Dialectical Delinquents (http://dialectical-delinquents.com)…
08.01.17: Tunisia, Tebourba: man dies from teargas asphyxiation during attempt to burn down government building as riots & protests against price & tax rises spread to 11 different areas
Melloulèche: road between Sfax & Chebba closed during 3 hours of riots.
Tunis: riots in 2 areas – looting of supermarket in Intilaka.
Apart from these 4 places, riots have taken place in Kasserine, Kairouan (2 areas: Bouhajla & la Oueslatia), Thala (2nd night of riots), Feriana, Gafsa & Sbeitla.
09.01.17: Tunisia: riots spread further across country; about 28 areas effected.
Jedaida: assault on municipal vehicle compound as major road is blocked.
Tunis: protesters storm supermarket; riots in 2 areas.
Nabeul: molotovs against cops; Hammamet Nord: ringroad blocked with burning tyres.
Sfax: roads blockaded in several regions and popular areas…riots & looting also in on various estates in Ettadhamen,Testour, Beja, Gafsa, Manourba, Tebourba, Sousse, Bouhssina (police station torched), Khezama, Kelibia, & Sidi Bouzid.
Nefza: cop station torched. Another report mentions burning of municipal cars and the town hall’s financial receipts.
Kebili: roads blocked with burning tyres.
The following towns, districts & estates have also been effected: BabJedid, Bab Al Jazira, Cité Ezzouhour, Ibn Sina, Al Kabaria, Ennour, Soliman, Kasserine, Le Kef.
10.01.17: Family of the 45 year old man killed in Tebourba reject claims by the authorities that he died from respiratory problems after inhaling tear gas. They state that he was run over by the security forces. (see video below).
By: Michael Thompson via Flickr,
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