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Protests still convulse Tunisia

TUNIS, Tunisia, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- A second Egyptian set fire to himself in Cairo Tuesday in an act officials suspect was prompted by the revolution in Tunisia.

Egyptian security officials said the latest victim set himself on fire outside the prime minister's office in the center of the Egyptian capital, The New York Times reported.

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The man's medical condition, identity and motives were not immediately clear, the newspaper said.

In Tunisia more than a thousand protesters swarmed the city's main artery Tuesday taking aim at the newly formed unity government.

The protesters chanted "Citizens and martyrs, the government is still the same."

"Nothing has changed," said Mohamed Cherni, a teacher who said he had been tortured by the police force of ousted leader Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali.

Prime Minister Mohamed Ghannouchi told a radio interviewer the ministers he carried over from the old government "have clean hands and great competence."

"Today there is a new era of liberty which you can see on the television, in the street, a new spirit completely different from what prevailed in the past," he said.

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