Sunday, January 9, 2011

Nine killed in Tunisia riots


"At least nine people have been killed in clashes with police in a two cities in Tunisia.

Six people were killed and another six wounded in the city of Tala, 200km southwest of the capital Tunis, on Saturday, after security forces opened fire on protestors.

Another three people were killed in similar clashes in the Kasserine region.

Belgacem Sayhi, a teacher and trade union activist, told the AFP news agency that the victims in Tala were between 17 and 30 years old, and were killed when the police opened fire on the crowd.....

Protests traditionally have been rare in Tunisia, which has had only two presidents since independence from France 55 years ago....."

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