Friday, 28 January 2011
Tunis - Police move against protest camp
28 Jan 2011 - TUNIS - Tunisian police stormed a protest camp on Friday, to disperse demonstrators who have held a round-the-clock sit-in for five days demanding the resignation of the interim government, witnesses said.
Protesters threw stones at police, who fired tear gas to disperse the crowds, witnesses said.
Bombarded with stones, police responded with a hail of tear gas and moved towards the square, contat AFP. The soldiers on the ground were content to observe, grounded arms.
On the esplanade, flown by a helicopter, soldiers dismantled the tents used by demonstrators, installed since January 23. Then the police have placed barriers around the square to prevent protesters from returning. By early evening, the highway departments were busy cleaning the place littered with debris.
Posted by sysiphus at 15:55