Summer 2012. "A young Tunisian died of wounds during the protest pitting Salafis against police in the eastern city of Sousse, a hospital official said."
On 9 August 2012, protests hit the Tunisian city of Sidi Bouzid, "amid growing discontent with the state of the country" a year and a half after the CIA revolution that ousted Ben Ali.
Protests hit birthplace of Tunisian revolution - FRANCE 24
Tunisian police fired teargas and rubber bullets to disperse protesters demanding jobs in Sidi Bouzid, the site of the of the CIA false flag operation that triggered the CIA's Arab Spring uprisings.
Doctors at Sidi Bouzid’s hospital said six people were injured.
Under the new government, there has been an increase in food prices, poverty, unemployment, rioting and crime.
Interruptions of water supplies in several provinces have added to the tension.
Street anger has been on the rise in several parts of the country.
The CIA's "al Qaeda in Tunisia".
Al Qaida promises to kill all tourists who come to Tunisia.
Tunisia's ruling Ennahda party turns its sights on strikers and critics
Ennahda's leader Rached Ghannouchi has denounced the growing number of "calls for regional and sectoral strikes."
The General Workers' Union has criticised the detention of four trade unionists.
Ennahda has been criticised for seeking to curtail freedom of expression, most recently with a draft law to criminalise offences against "sacred values" that could carry a jail term of up to four years.
The new Tunisia.
Curfews in Tunisia after riots
JUNE 2012. "The Tunisian government imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew in eight areas of the country, including the capital, after rioting blamed on ultra-conservative Salafi Muslims left dozens of police officers injured.
The wave of violence ... mostly targeted courts and other state buildings.
"Police in the capital Tunis fired tear gas to disperse protesters who torched a local courthouse and attacked several police stations.
Summer 2012 in Tunisia.
"Protesters blocked streets and set tyres alight in the working class Ettadamen and Sidi Hussein districts, hurling petrol bombs at police in some of the worst confrontations the city has seen since last year's revolution.
"By morning, protests had spread to a number of residential districts, with young men preventing trams from passing through the Intilaqa district of the capital, where shops remained closed. There was evidence of looting in some areas, where shop windows were smashed.
Tunisia's New Government Confronts Rising Discontent.
The government "is grappling with a poor record".
The new leadership is still grappling with an economic in crisis, a worsening security situation, "the proliferation of corruption and the growth of smuggling."
"Roughly 15 daily sit-ins, 10 general strikes and eight blocked roads were reported by the Ministry of Defense during the month of May alone."
The credit rating agency, S and P, has downgraded Tunisia’s long-term credit rating to a speculative BB/B.
There has been a "resurgence of violence and vandalism and social crimes".
In the first quarter of 2012, Tunisia's tourism revenues are down, as violence escalates.
YNet News reported:
"A report compiled by the Egyptian Yafa Research Center found that the Mossad's intelligence net is spread across several Tunisian metropolises - each branch with its own speciality.
"The branch stationed in Tunis, for example, tracks targets in Alegria.
"The one placed in Djerba, an island located 500 kilometers southeast of the capital, traces Libyan targets.
"The Sousse office deals with Tunisian internal affairs, the report claimed."
(Roi Kais, Report: Mossad bolsters activity in Tunisia, YNet News, 14 February, 2012)
In May 2012, in Tunisia, a tourist convoy was approached by two trucks transporting around thirty men.
The tourists were attacked by what one of the tourists described as “most likely local Salafist groups.”
The suspected Salafists were armed with rocks and batons.
One of the tourists’ vehicles managed to escape the mob and made it to the police station.
The tourists were accused of drinking alcohol and publicly fraternizing with women by the attackers, who insisted that they were the ones who enforced the laws.
One of the cars was broken into, and several of the passengers were pulled out of the car.
Israel has issued repeated warnings of an insurgency attack on Tunisia.
We advise you to exercise a high degree of caution while travelling in Tunisia because of the unsettled security situation, the risk of further civil unrest and the threat of kidnapping and terrorist attack.
Al-Qa'ida in the Lands of the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) has made threats against a range of targets in Tunisia, including government, industrial and commercial buildings and tourist sites.
In planning your activities, consider the places known to be terrorist targets. These include government facilities and commercial areas known to be frequented by foreigners such as, but not limited to, Western diplomatic missions, oil facilities, residential areas, hotels, clubs, restaurants, bars, schools, market places, places of worship, outdoor recreation events and tourist areas. A number of tourists and foreigners have been killed in past attacks.
Civil unrest/political tension
A State of Emergency remains in place across the country. You should be aware that authorities may restrict travel or enforce local curfews with little or no notice.
Since 18 December 2010, protests and political unrest have occurred in locations across Tunisia. These have involved violent clashes with police and the use of live bullets and tear gas, and have resulted in deaths, injuries and extensive damage to property.
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