A demonstrator hits a drum during protests against rising prices and tax increases in Tunis, Tunisia January 13, 2018. REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi A demonstrator hits a drum during protests against rising prices and tax increases in Tunis, Tunisia January 13, 2018. REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi

Tunisia to spend extra $70 million on poor after protests

Sun, Jan. 14, 2018
TUNIS - 14 January 2018: Tunisia will increase aid for poor families and needy people by 170 million dinars ($70.3 million), a minister said on Saturday after protests over austerity measures.

"This will concern about 250,000 families," Mohamed Trabelsi, minister of social affairs, told reporters. ($1 = 2.4167 Tunisian dinars)
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