Tunisia-Law enforcement intervenes to lift Sit-in of phosphate mines

Law enforcement was dispatched Friday evening to the city of Maknessy, in the governorate of Sidi Bouzid, at the level of railway line number 13, to lift the sit-in in front of the mines of phosphate and restore the equipment and working tools that the demonstrators carried the day before yesterday from the phosphate section to the place of their gathering.

A member of the National Coordination of Social Movements, Abdelhalim Hamdi, stated that during their intervention, the security units employed tear gas and rubber bullets shot into the air to disperse the demonstrators.

Dozens of protesters were detained and all of the equipment, trucks and trains that had been seized and were returned to Gafsa management.

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