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Taxi drivers in Tunisia go on strike to protest fuel price increase

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Taxis blocked roads and bridges in Tunis, as well as roads connecting the capital to northern cities.

The union representing taxi drivers called for the strike to protest the government’s measure to increase the price of fuel by 4 per cent earlier this month.

The government said the increase, the fifth since 2018, came due to a weaker national currency and a decline in financial resources.

Tunisia has struggled with an economic slowdown, public unrest triggered by the 2011 revolt that toppled long-time dictator Zine Abidine Ben Ali, and ensuing attacks by militant insurgents.

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