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Art Exhibit Sparks Police Clash With Salifi Islamists In Tunis

June 12 2012


Tunisian police have clashed with hundreds of Salafi Islamists in the capital, Reuters reports.

The Islamists were angered by an art exhibition considered an insult to Muslims.

Overnight Tuesday, protesters blocked streets and set tires on fire in the Ettadamen and Sidi Hussein districts of Tunis.

Demonstrators also threw Molotov cocktails at police, who tried to disperse them with tear gas and by firing bullets into the air, witnesses said.

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