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January 18, 2018

Tunisians call on leaders to remember 2011 revolution goals

Posted: Sunday, January 14, 2018 1:15 pm | Updated: 1:34 pm, Sun Jan 14, 2018.

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — More than 2,000 Tunisians rallied Sunday for the North African nation's leaders to do away with punishing price hikes that triggered days of unrest and to respect the goals of the revolution that drove out the country's autocratic ruler seven years ago.

To placate protesters angered by a new finance law raising prices of essential goods, Tunisian authorities announced plans to boost aid to the needy. The measures announced Saturday night weren't enough for many of the people marking the revolution anniversary in the capital.

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