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Tunisia closes schools and universities following riots
11-01-2011, 10:02 AM
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Tunisia closes schools and universities following riots
prada sunglasses report,The announcement came after students marched in the capital, Tunis, to protest against police violence.

At least 14 people were killed over the weekend in the protests. They have been linked to anger over unemployment and frustrations with the ruling elite.

The president said protesters were responsible for "terrorist acts".

President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali also defended his government's record in the face of continuing protests over unemployment, and promised to create more jobs.
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The unrest has also been linked to frustrations with the president and the ruling elite.

Mr Ben Ali says an extremist minority has been misleading the young.

"The events were the work of masked gangs that attacked at night government buildings and even civilians inside their homes in a terrorist act that cannot be overlooked," he said on Monday in a speech broadcast on state television.
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He promised to create 300,000 new jobs, AFP news agency reported. "We have decided to multiply work opportunities and the creation of sources of revenue... in all sectors during 2011 and 2012," he said.
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