4 February 2011 - Several hundred people demonstrated Friday evening at a police station of Sidi Bouzid, Tunisia cradle of the revolution in the centre of the country, after the death of two people who had been held in police custody, according to hospital officials and witnesses.
The bodies bearing signs of burns were brought to the regional hospital of the city, said a hospital source under the condition of anonymity, unable to explain the circumstances of their deaths.
The two, identified by witnesses as Aden Hammami and Ridha Nsiri Bakari, were recently arrested and detained in a police station in Sidi Bouzid, where they died.
Several hundred angry protesters gathered outside the post after the death and set fire to three police cars before firefighters arrived a witness told AFP.
It is from Sidi Bouzid that the uprising started a month ago that ousted President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, after the immolation on December 17 of a young street seller of the city Mohamed Bouazizi, exasperated by repeated police humiliation.