Tunis rally turns violent
Tunis police used tear gas and batons to disperse protesters Monday (April 9th) on Habib Bourguiba Avenue, Tunisia Live reported. Participants marched to commemorate Martyrs' Day and denounce the ban on protests along the city's central street. At least 15 civilians and 8 policemen were hurt in the clashes, AFP reported.
Wrapped in Tunisian flags and shouting "we're not afraid, the people are here", the demonstrators reportedly sought shelter in neighbouring streets and shops after police in trucks and on motorbikes pursued them.
Later Monday, hundreds gathered in Monastir, Sousse and Sfax to show support for the Tunis demonstrators.
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