Rival rallies held in Tunisia


Tunis – Tens of thousands of Tunisians marched in support of their embattled government on Saturday as opposition protesters renewed calls for the Islamist-led administration to step down, heightening a crisis sparked by a political assassination.

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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.