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Tunisia is lifting the curfew imposed last month in response to sometimes violent demonstrations against unemployment around the country

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TUNIS, Tunisia — Tunisia on Thursday lifted the curfew imposed last month in response to sometimes violent demonstrations against unemployment in the country.

The country's Interior Ministry said the security situation has improved.

PHOTO: FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2016 file photo, unemployed Tunisian people stage a protest in a precarious calm enforced by a nationwide curfew in Tunis. Tunisia is lifting the curfew imposed last month in response to sometimes violent demonstrations against unemployment around the country. The country's Interior Ministry announced Thursday Feb.4, 2016 that the security situation had improved. (AP Photo/Riadh Dridi, File)
FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2016 file photo, unemployed Tunisian people stage a protest in a precarious calm enforced by a nationwide curfew in Tunis. Tunisia is lifting the curfew imposed last month in response to sometimes violent demonstrations against unemployment around the country. The country's Interior Ministry announced Thursday Feb.4, 2016 that the security situation had improved. (AP Photo/Riadh Dridi, File)

The unrest was touched off by the death of a young man who lost out on a government job and climbed an electric transmission tower in the Kasserine region.

Protests spread to several regions, including the capital, Tunis, where stores and a bank were looted.

Imposed Jan. 22, the curfew lasted from 8 p.m. until 5 a.m.

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