Latest update: 17/01/2011
Tunis admits civilian deaths in weekend protests
Under the spotlight of international media, the Tunisian government has admitted that protests against high food prices and unemployment led to some civilian deaths over the weekend. Tunis says the security forces were acting in self-defence when they opened fire, which led to the deaths of at least 14 people. They've also have hit out against foreign news networks, saying their coverage of events is exaggerated.