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Clashes in Tunisia as new cabinet sworn in: TUNIS: Clashes broke out in the Tunisian capital on Friday between r...

Clashes in Tunisia as new cabinet sworn in: TUNIS: Clashes broke out in the Tunisian capital on Friday between r...

TUNIS: Clashes broke out in the Tunisian capital on Friday between riot police and hundreds of demonstrators, as a new cabinet aimed at putting an end to mass protests was sworn into office. Security forces fired warning shots and tear gas as some groups threw stones in the main government quarter, where protesters have camped out in front of Prime Minister Mohammed Ghannouchi's offices for five days. The protest camp was shut down and at least five people were injured, a medic said. AFP reporters saw police beating and arresting several protesters. The head of the Tunisian League for Human Rights, Moktar Trifi, said he had asked Ghannouchi "to stop the firing of tear gas and release those arrested. Running street battles continued into the evening in central Tunis. The streets of Tunis had earlier returned to their normal bustle for the first time since president Zine El ...

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