January 13, 2018 / 1:20 PM / in 10 days

Tunisia plans to increase support for poor families - source

TUNIS, Jan 13 (Reuters) - Tunisia plans to increase support for poor families and people in need of help, a government source said on Saturday.

The source did not give more details.

Protests against austerity measures imposed by the government to cut a budget deficit have swept across the North African country in the past few days. (Reporting by Ulf Laessing and Tarek Amara; Editing by Alexander Smith and Edmund Blair)

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