Ansar al-Sharia clashes in Tunisia at congress ban

Tunisian police clash with Islamists over banned rally

TUNIS | Sun May 19, 2013 10:55am EDT

[Excerpt]  In Kairouan, where tens of thousands of members of Ansar al-Sharia had been expected to attend the planned rally on Sunday, the group’s supporters threw stones at police, who fired teargas in response.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/19/us-tunisia-islamists-idUSBRE94I04K20130519?feedType=RSS&feedName=topNews

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Tunisian police at banned congress rally clash with Ansar al-Sharia

Clashes in Tunisia over banned rally

May 19 2013 at 03:04pm

Kairouan, Tunisia – Supporters of the hardline Islamist group Ansar al-Sharia clashed with Tunisian police on Sunday after the government banned its annual rally, saying it posed a threat to society.

http://www.iol.co.za/news/africa/clashes-in-tunisia-over-banned-rally-1.1518192

Salafists clash with Tunisian police at rally in Kairouan

KAIROUAN, Tunisia – Supporters of the hard-line Islamist group Ansar al-Sharia clashed with Tunisian police on Sunday after the government banned its annual rally, saying it posed a threat to society.

http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/05/19/18353820-tunisian-police-clash-with-al-qaeda-supporters-over-banned-rally?lite

Security tightens in Tunisia in light of Ansar al-Sharia rally

Tunisia deploys security forces

2013-05-18 16:09

Tunis – Tunisian security forces deployed in strength on Saturday after Salafist movement Ansar al-Sharia called on its hardline Islamist supporters to defy a government ban on its annual congress.

http://www.news24.com/Africa/News/Tunisia-deploys-security-forces-20130518-2

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