A source from Tunisia's Ministry of Interior confirmed the official figure on Thursday evening.
The Xinhua reported that in Siliana province, protesters tried to break into a local court before clashing with the law officers. In Kasserine province, protesters vandalised and burnt buildings and cars, along with clashes. However, the security forces managed to control down the violence.
Protests have been ongoing since Monday, against the high cost of living, the deterioration of purchasing power, as well as certain austerity provisions included in the country's new finance law, which contains a hike in price and tax for certain products. (ANI)