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Tunisians resume demonstrations after the death of a protester

There have been renewed protests in a Tunisian town, Sbeitla, triggered by reports that a young man injured during clashes last week had died in hospital.

Soldiers were deployed to government buildings in the town after protesters tried to storm the town’s police station.

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The family of the man, Haykel Rachdi, said he was hit by a teargas canister.

He had joined nationwide protests to mark the 10th anniversary of the Tunisian revolution, which ushered in democracy and triggered the Arab Spring uprisings across the region.

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