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Tunisian police fire in air to disperse Islamists

Tunisian police fire teargas and shots into the air in Tunis to disperse Salafists who protesting banning a rally

Reuters , Sunday 19 May 2013
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Tunisian police fired teargas and shots into the air in Tunis on Sunday to disperse some 500 supporters of the hardline Islamist group Ansar al-Sharia who were protesting and throwing stones at police after their rally was banned.

Tunisia's government on Friday barred the organisation, which openly supports al Qaeda, from staging the rally in another city on Sunday, saying it posed a threat to public security.

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