The number of those detained in the ongoing protests in Tunisia has risen to 778 after 151 people were arrested on Thursday, Interior Ministry spokesman Khalifa Chibani has announced. The police say he was not killed by their employees. The Tunisian government allows the demonstrations to release steam, while at the same time trying to promote reforms to improve the economy.
Hamma Hammami, the leader of the Popular Front opposition party, called on the opposition groups to continue coordination of the protest and promised "to stay in the streets and to increase the intensity of the demonstrations until the retraction of this budget".
Protests are common in Tunisia in January, when people mark the anniversary of the 2011 revolution.
Tunisia is widely seen as the sole democratic success story of the 2010-11 Arab Spring uprisings.
Tunisian government security forces used teargas to quell violence across the country, amid scattered protests that erupted last week following price increases imposed by the government.
Demonstrators clashed with security forces in different parts in Tunisia over recent austerity measures taken by the government.
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Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed responded to the nationwide protests with a law-and-order speech, declaring Tuesday that "the only recourse against looters of public and private properties and their backers is to enforce the law".
But the country remains plagued by high unemployment and economic woes that nine governments since the revolution have been unable to address.
On Tuesday, petrol bombs were thrown at a Jewish school on the southern tourist island of Djerba, home to an ancient Jewish community.
There have been no figures given for the number of protesters injured in the clashes.
Yesterday, a few dozen unemployed people protested in the central town of Sidi Bouzid, the cradle of the protests that sparked the 2011 uprisings.
Speculation on social media throughout Monday evening suggested that the man had died after being hit by a security forces vehicle, but the ministry refuted this claim, saying it was likely he had suffocated from inhaling tear gas.
Last year, the Washington-based International Monetary Fund agreed a four-year loan programme worth about $2.8bn with Tunisia, but tied to economic reforms.