January 9, 2018 / 7:54 PM / 3 years ago

Tunisian police fire tear gas on protesters storming Carrefour market in Tunis: witness

Riot police clash with protesters during demonstrations against rising prices and tax increases, in Tebourba, Tunisia, January 9, 2018. REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi

TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisian police on Tuesday fired tear gas on protesters in the capital who were storming a Carrefour supermarket in an anti-government protest, a witness said.

Police also clashed with protesters in two districts in Tunis as demonstrations against recent austerity measures continued, residents said.

Reporting by Tarek Amara, Writing by Ulf Laessing, Editing by Angus MacSwan

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