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more protests expected in tunisia after mass arrests | news

correction: 12/01/2018: a previous version of this article misstated the number of people who have been killed in this year's protests. more than 770 people have been arrested in tunisia during nearly a week of protests against a government plan to raise taxes and prices of basic goods, according to the un. rupert colville, a spokesman for the un human rights office, called for calm and restraint on friday, and urged tunisia's government to ensure freedom of peaceful assembly. "we're concerned about the high number of arrests, some 778 people we understand have now been arrested since monday, and around a third of those arrested were between the ages of 15 and 20 so very young," colville told reporters in geneva.he urged the government to not detain protesters arbitrarily. the protests broke out after the government's announcement of austerity measures in this year's budget, which took effect on january 1. at least one person was killed in the western city of tebourba on monday and scores more injured as violence flared in some areas.protesters torched government buildings, looted shops and blocked roads, prompting the army to deploy some 2,100 troops to different parts of the country. khelifa chibani, a spokesman for the interior ministry, told tunisia's press agency tap on friday that the protests appeared to be subsiding. at least 151 people were arrested on charges of vandalism and looting on thursday, he was quoted as saying by tap. scores of students and act...