Tunisian youths took to the streets on Sunday night despite a nationwide quarantine and a night curfew to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus.

Iran Press/Africa: Protests in Tunisia, Sousse, al-Mahdia, al-Monastir and several other cities escalated into clashes with security forces.

Some sources attribute the dissatisfaction among Tunisian youth to the social and economic problems caused by the political instability that recently led to the change of cabinet and the consequences of the crisis over the outbreak of the Coronavirus.

Security forces used tear gas to disperse protesters, who hurled stones at them and blocked the road by burning tires.

Earlier,  Hichem Mechichi said: "In a way, the cabinet has been reformed so that the government independence is safe and in line with the constitutional institutions."

Hichem Mechichi also stated that the start of necessary reforms in the Tunisian economy is one of the most important challenges of the next phase.

Only four months and a few days have passed since the inauguration of the cabinet led by Hichem Mechichi in Tunisia.

On July 26, Tunisian President Qais Saeed appointed then-Tunisian Interior Minister Hichem Mechichi to form a new government.

Former Tunisian Prime Minister Elyes Fakhfakh was accused of corruption and resigned on July 16.

Tunisia has been facing political and security crises since 2013, most notably in political assassinations and terrorist acts.