12 June 2012

Tunisia: Fire in Tunis II Court of First Instance At Essijoumi

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 — A group of unknown persons set fire on Monday evening to the Tunis II Court of First Instance at Essijoumi using petrol bombs.

Security sources told TAP news agency local correspondent that the group attacked the court, causing a fire in the building, which was put out after the intervention of the fire brigade.

Besides, violent clashes broke out between policemen and hundreds of protestors in the El Attar district in Sidi Hessine.

Rioters attacked the police station and policemen, throwing stones and setting up road-blocks on the Tunis-Béja highway.

The police tried to disperse them with tear gas and by firing warning bullets into the air, according to eyewitnesses.

The protestors are thought to be salafis angered by an art exhibition they believe humiliates Moslems.

The exhibition was held at el Abdellia palace in la Marsa as part of the 10th "arts Spring".

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