TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) -- Tunisia's official TAP news agency says
five unemployed men tried to hang themselves after waiting in vain
for years for a government job.
TAP says the five, university graduates aged 34 to 43, were
protesting the results of a recruitment exam with the Education
They were hospitalized Friday in stable condition after they were rescued by passers-by who saw them trying to hang themselves, according to Saturday's report.
The men had taken part in a sit-in over the past week in front
of a ministry building in the city of Kasserine, in an inland region plagued by high unemployment.
The suicide of a fruit vendor late last year sparked waves of
protests nationwide that toppled authoritarian President Zine El
Abidine Ben Ali.
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