Fresh round of demonstrations in Tunisia expected on Friday

According to Mikrofonnews agency (MHA), thousands of people are to hold fresh round of demonstrations in Tunisia on Friday, after at least 300 of the demonstrators were arrested by anti-riot police on Thursday night.

Police used tear gas and water cannons to disperse the demonstrators who are protesting high prices and economic situation of the country. Hundreds of security forces and army soldiers are deployed to the governmental institutions and public places to protect the areas from the angry protesters.

Usef Shahid, Tunisian Prime Minister has condemned violations made by protesters during the demonstrations, saying they are trying to weaken the government. Tunisia, the capital, is scene of large protests in the past several days against the rising prices and the poor economy system in the African country.

The protests which was peaceful, turned to violent and at least 600 people are arrested during the demonstrations so far. Tunisian government accuses demonstrators of setting ablaze the police vehicles, attacking on markets and blocking the roads. Demonstrators also accuse security forces of acting violently during the peaceful demonstrations.