Protest follow after a Tunisian journalist set himself on fire in the city of Kasserine in December 2018, in an action similar to that which had sparked the 2011 uprisings in the region.

People hold defaced photos of International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde during a nationwide strike against the government's refusal to raise wages in Tunis, Tunisia January 17, 2019.
People hold defaced photos of International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde during a nationwide strike against the government's refusal to raise wages in Tunis, Tunisia January 17, 2019. (Reuters Archive)

A Tunisian journalist set himself on fire in the city of Kasserine in December 2018. 

It was the same kind of action that sparked the 2011 uprisings in the region. 

And just as it did before, protests followed the death because many people in part of the country are disappointed that life after the 2011 uprising hasn't brought development and jobs. 

Natalie Poyhonen reports from Kasserine.

Source: TRT World