The protests in Tunisia against tax increases, unemployment and price rises started again Sunday after it had been quiet for two days.

The protests began Sunday morning peacefully in the capital Tunis. Later in the day the police deployed tear gas in several places to disassemble the demo papers. In some places, according to witnesses, officers were pelted with stones and car tires were set on fire.

On Sunday, Tunisia celebrated the seventh anniversary of the resignation of former president Ben Ali. After his resignation in 2011, Tunisia has become a democracy, but the country still has enormous economic problems.

Friday and Saturday remained quiet in the North African country, but the days before many people also took to the streets to protest against the government. In four days time, hundreds of people were arrested during sometimes violent protests.