Sunday, May 19, 2013

Tunisian Islamist protester killed in clash with police

One protester died and several were injured when Tunisian Islamists defied a ban on their demonstration and clashed with police on Sunday.

The 27-year-old man was killed in the violence in the capital Tunis which continued into the evening, the state news agency said. A Reuters witness saw several others injured at the protest in support of the Islamist Ansar al-Sharia group.

In the central city of Kairouan, where tens of thousands of members of Ansar al-Sharia had been due to attend the main rally, protesters threw stones at police, who fired teargas in response.