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Tunisian demonstraters shout slogans on January 21, 2016 in the town of Siliana, northwest of Tunis, during a protest in solidarity with Kasserine, following the death of an unemployed man who climbed atop a power pole near the governor's office and was electrocuted in the town earlier in the week (AFP)
Tunisia
Tunisian demonstraters block the road with burned tires on January 21, 2016 in the town of Siliana, northwest of Tunis, in solidarity with Kasserine, following the death of an unemployed man who climbed atop a power pole near the governor's office and was electrocuted in the town earlier in the week (AFP)
Tunisia
Tunisian demonstrators block the road with burning tires in the central city of Kasserine during protests, on January 21, 2016 (AFP)
Tunisia
Tunisian demonstrators block the road with burning tires in the central city of Kasserine during protests, on January 21, 2016, triggered by the death of an unemployed man who climbed atop a power pole near the governor's office and was electrocuted earlier in the week (AFP)
Tunisia
Tunisian special force stand guard in the central city of Kasserine during protests, on January 21, 2016, triggered by the death of an unemployed man who climbed atop a power pole near the governor's office and was electrocuted earlier in the week (AFP)
Tunisia
A Tunisian man, reportedly attempting to commit suicide, receives help outside the headquarters of the governorate of the central city of Kasserine during protests, on January 21, 2016, triggered by the death of an unemployed man who climbed atop a power pole near the governor's office and was electrocuted earlier in the week (AFP)
Tunisia
Tunisians gather outside the headquarters of the governorate of the central city of Kasserine during protests, on January 21, 2016, triggered by the death of an unemployed man who climbed atop a power pole near the governor's office and was electrocuted earlier in the week (AFP)
Tunisia
Tunisian young graduates gather outside the headquarters of the governorate of the central city of Kasserine during protests on January 21, 2016, triggered by the death of an unemployed man who climbed atop a power pole near the governor's office and was electrocuted earlier in the week (AFP)
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Young Tunisian graduates block the road with burning tyres in Sidi Bouzid in solidarity with protest in the central Tunisian town of Kasserine on January 21, 2016 (AFP)
Tunisia
A picture taken on January 21, 2016 in the town of Siliana, northwest of Tunis, shows a burning tyre during a protest in solidarity with Kasserine, following the death of an unemployed man who climbed atop a power pole near the governor's office and was electrocuted in the town earlier in the week (AFP)
Tunisia
A Tunisian demonstrater holds a placard on January 21, 2016 in the town of Siliana, northwest of Tunis, during a protest in solidarity with Kasserine, following the death of an unemployed man who climbed atop a power pole near the governor's office and was electrocuted in the town earlier in the week. The writing in Arabic reads: "Work, freedom, diginity, nationalism" (AFP)
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Tunisian police fired tear gas and water cannon to disperse hundreds of job-seeking demonstrators in the impoverished town of Kasserine, triggered by the death of an unemployed man who climbed atop a power pole near the governor's office and was electrocuted earlier in the week.

The demonstrators had gathered outside the governorate's offices demanding a solution to the region's dire unemployment before heading towards the town centre, as small groups set up roadblocks with burning tyres.

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