26 Feb '11, 5pm

Tunisia protesters dispersed by tear gas

Tunisia protesters dispersed by tear gas

TUNIS - Three people were killed in clashes between anti-government demonstrators and security forces in Tunisia's capital Saturday, the government said, after a second day of unrest in the city. Riot police and masked police forces in civilian clothes earlier fired warning shots and tear gas at hundreds of protesters, some of whom responded by hurling stones, AFP reporters said. "Three people died from the dozen who were wounded during clashes and were transferred to hospital for treatment," the interior ministry said in a statement. The description suggested the dead were demonstrators. "Several members of the security forces were wounded to different degrees," it said without giving a number. The demonstration during which a loud blast and automatic weapons fire was heard followed a similar protest in the capital on Friday demanding the resignation of the interim Prime ...

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