Standoff of banned congress in two towns Tunisia

Analysis: Crackdown on radical Islamists tests Tunisia’s stability

TUNIS | Thu May 23, 2013 1:15am EDT

(Reuters) – For the first time since the Arab Spring uprisings of 2011, relations between mainstream Islamists in government and radical Salafist Muslim activists have reached breaking point, sparking deadly clashes in two Tunisian cities.

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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.

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