Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Tataouine: Tunisia's jobless search for answers after deadly protest

Demonstrations may have subsided after the death of protester, but frustrations endure among unemployed
One in four youths are unemployed in Tataouine (AFP)

Tuesday 30 May 2017 
TATAOUINE, Tunisia – Pupils throw firecrackers and play in front of the city's high school, locals pack the shops for Ramadan, and men throng the cafes for a spot of early morning socialising.
But beyond this picture of everyday life lay the scars of protest in Tataouine. Only days before, on 23 May, burned tyres littered the streets, whose scorch marks are still visible, and the protest camps surrounding the local oil refinery remain, only their residents have now since departed.