12 June 2012

Tunisia: Ninety Seven Persons Arrested After Unrest, Clashes in Popular Neighborhoods

Tunisia has imposed a curfew in the capital and several other areas after a night of rioting. ( Resource: Riots Lead to Curfews in Tunisia

Tunis — Ninety seven persons have been arrested since Monday evening in the wake of acts of violence and destruction committed by "criminal groups" in several popular neighbourhoods of the capital, the Ministry of the Interior said Tuesday.

According to a Ministry's press statement, these groups destroyed and set ablaze public properties, attacked police stations and assaulted policemen and citizens. These groups include Salafis and persons with criminal records, it added.

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