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Tags: APFN | ML | Tunisia | Revolution

New Tensions, Worries Mark Tunisia's Revolution Anniversary

Monday, 14 January 2019 06:38 AM EST

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia is marking eight years since its democratic uprising amid deepening economic troubles and simmering anger at the revolution's unfulfilled promises.

Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi is inaugurating a revolution exhibit Monday at the country's leading museum as he tries to calm national tensions.

Unions plan a rally Monday to decry Tunisia's economic troubles, and are threatening a general strike Thursday that could disrupt airports, ports and tourism.

Tensions resurfaced after a Tunisian journalist set himself on fire last month in the impoverished Kasserine region to protest unemployment and corruption and lack of opportunity. The desperate act echoed a vendor's self-immolation that sparked Tunisia's 2011 revolution.

The uprising led to the ouster of a longtime autocrat and brought Tunisia democracy. It unleashed revolts around the region dubbed the Arab Spring.

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