Tunisia to relax curfew as security improves

Tunisian police officers and security personnel shout slogans and hold flags during a protest in Tunis. (Reuters)

Tunisia is relaxing a nationwide curfew imposed last week in the face of widespread protests by youths demanding jobs.

The curfew will now only be enforced from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., two hours less than before. The government cited an improved security situation in the country.

The curfew went into force Friday after protests by unemployed young people spread nationwide. The protests were triggered by the death of a young man in the city of Kasserine who was electrocuted when he climbed a transmission tower to protest losing out on a government job.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:47 - GMT 06:47