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Tunisia bakeries on strike over unpaid subsidies

Thousands of bakeries in Tunisia have gone on strike over more than a year of unpaid government subsidies.

Their owners say they are owed nearly $80m.

The move follows similar action in October that ended after a partial deal – which bakers say the government has since reneged on.

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Bread shortages have been a flashpoint for unrest in Tunisia, which has experienced a spike in protests over food shortages and living conditions.

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