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National Guard Releases Arrest Figures

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Tunisian National Guard spokesman Chibani Khalifa in a statement to Tunis Afrique Presse (TAP) reported that since the beginning of the protests 1105 people had been arrested; of which 582 had been arrested for looting or vandalism and 523 for breaching the curfew.
Khalifa added that so far:
114 members of the have been injured
35 cars were damaged,
6 police cars were destroyed
5 police stations were burned
Also today the Ministry of the Interior announced that curfew, which is in effect throughout Tunisia would be pushed back by two hours.  The curfew will now be in effect from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., according to the statement the change is effective immediately.  The curfew has been in effect since Friday, January 22, following a peak in violence which began as clashes between protesters and police but also included incidences of looting separate from the protest throughout the week.
On Saturday, in a statement through Tunis Afrique Presse (TAP)  Hedi Majdoub had stated that the curfew would remain in effect indefinitely “until the security conditions improve”.
On Wednesday police officer Sofiene Bousslimi was killed when assaulted by protesters near Kasserine after his police car was overturned, and on Saturday Security agent Laabidi Dridi was found dead in Gafsa.
The protests began in Kasserine following the funeral of Ridha Yahyaoui on Sunday, January, 17.  Yahyaoui, an unemployed man in his twenties, had been participating in protests outside the municipal headquarters with other unemployed youth demanding municipal jobs.  On Saturday, upon discovering that his name had been removed from a list job candidates maintained by the municipality, Yahyaoui climbed an electric post near the sit-in.  Accounts differ as to whether he was climbing the post to deliver a speech or to make a suicide threat. Whether accidentally or as an intentional act of suicide, Yahyaoui came into contact with the high tension wires and was electrocuted.  Yahyaoui was transported to the regional hospital in Sfax where he pronounced dead late on Saturday, January 16.