After the self-immolation of a journalist in Tunisia, there has been in the night of the Tuesday riots in the North African country. Dozens of demonstrators built in Kasserine in the West of the country, a barricade of burning tires and blocked the main road. The police used tear gas against the protesters.
According to the interior Ministry on Tuesday six security forces were slightly injured, nine people had been detained. On Tuesday morning, I have calmed down the situation.
Once the trigger for the Arab spring
The 32-year-old Journalist Abdel Razaq Zorgi from Kasserine died on Monday from his injuries after he had set himself on fire to Protest against high unemployment and the General deterioration of the economic situation in the 270 kilometers from the capital, Tunis, and distant city. In a Video he had said that he wanted to start a Revolution.
A self-immolation in Tunisia, the end of 2010, the Arab spring triggered. 17. December 2010 had set himself on fire in Sidi Bouzid, the young street vendor Mohamed Bouazizi from his despair over his situation and thus country-wide protests triggered in Kasserine.
The riot engine in January 2011, the long-time ruler Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali out of office and inspired similar protests in Egypt, Libya, Yemen, Bahrain and Syria.