Tunisia-Over 80% of November protests lawless (Tunisian Social Observatory)

Lawless protests turning violent account for around 81.2% of the 873 protests seen in November, said the Tunisian Social Observatory stemming from the Tunisian Forum for Economic and Social Rights (French: FTDES) in its periodical newsletter. 789 protests were staged in October 2021,the TAP reported.

Social demands were dominant in November (52%), followed by administrative and economic demands with 23% and 16%.

Statistics show 333 demonstrations took place across central western areas, namely Kasserine (135 protests), Kairouan (135 protests) and Sidi Bouzid (63 protests).

Tunisia’s northeast is second-ranked with 184 protests, most of which were staged in Tunis. The southwest saw 150 protests, including 115 in Gafsa.

Unemployed higher-education graduates took the lead in November protests (42%) followed by citizens (15%) and civil servants (11%).

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