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As Tunisia Marks Revolution, Clashes Continue
While Tunisia commemorated the third anniversary of its revolution Tuesday, there were scattered clashes and attempts to attack government and political party buildings in parts of the country. While unrest in Kasserine and Kef districts last week appeared motivated by higher vehicle taxes, the cause of more recent incidents is less clear and has b...

Protesters and Police Clash in Tunis Neighborhood
Protesters clashed with security forces in the Ettadhamen neighborhood of Tunis Sunday night. The Ministry of Interior reported that protesters injured a police officer, attacked a bank, and vandalized a row of shops, according to ministry spokesperson Mohamed Ali Aroui. Radio station Mosaique FM reported that police forces used teargas and fired b...

Around 50 Suspects in Ansar al-Sharia Clashes Released
A number of the  274 people arrested for alleged involvement in last weekend’s clashes between supporters of the conservative religious group Ansar al-Sharia and the security forces have been released from custody after being acquitted or given suspended four-month prison sentences. The judicial ruling regarding those arrested dur...

Mass Arrests Signal Policy Change Towards Religious Extremists
The arrest of 274 people over the last three days for alleged involvement in clashes between supporters of the conservative religious group Ansar al-Sharia and state security forces, along with the government’s outlawing of the organization, demonstrate a new stricter government policy toward religious extremism in Tunisa. The arrests, whi...

Government Deems Ansar al-Sharia Illegal Organization
The Interior Ministry has announced that it considers Ansar al-Sharia an illegal organization and will prohibit any of the Salafist group’s activities. The announcement comes after clashes between the group’s supporters and the police on Sunday that resulted in one death. The Ansar al-Sharia group is an illegal organization that ...

PCOT: “The Meeting in Ettadhamen was Authorized”
Mr. Hamma Hammami, President of the Tunisian Communist Labor Party (PCOT) affirmed that the meeting held on Sunday [July, 2] was legal. He declared by phone to TAP:” We have the permit that we obtained from the National Guard”. This declaration is a reaction to the claims of an official in the Interior Ministry, who...