Tunisian police clash with Salafists over banning of annual congress
Security forces and hardline Islamists fought street battles in Tunis on Sunday, with one protester killed and 15 policemen wounded, after the authorities banned the Salafists from staging their annual congress.
3:10AM BST 20 May 2013
The confrontations infuriated moderate Islamist Prime Minister Ali Larayedh, who for the first time linked the Salafist Ansar al-Sharia group which is considered close to al-Qaeda to “terrorism”.
Tunisian police clash with Islamists over banned rally
By Tarek Amara
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.