Tunisian Prime Minister booed out of town hall meet over joblessness


Tunisia is facing a huge unemployment problem.

The prime minister says his government is trying to address the issue but, going by citizens’ reaction on Tuesday, many remain unconvinced.

Prime Minister Youssef Chahed was booed off stage as he addressed a town hall meeting Thursday in a southeastern region rocked by protests and a general strike.

Chahed and several government ministers arrived in the town of Tataouine to find a town closed down by a general strike.

The market, banks and shops in the town centre were shut and burned tyres lay in some streets — evidence of barricades erected during the protests of recent weeks.

Here are some of those reactions.


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