Violent clashes have continued in the Tunisian town of Siliana, where a police crackdown on protests has left hundreds of people wounded this week, as political instability in the north African country mounts. Policemen, backed by armoured cars, fired warning shots and tear gas at hundreds of protesters on Friday evening.
Hundreds of Salafists have clashed with security forces and attacked a police station in a Tunisian town. The clashes, in Jendouba, were sparked when the ultra-conservative Muslims began protesting against the arrest of four fellow Muslims. The number of those who took part, some armed with clubs and Molotov cocktails, swelled to 500 during the day. After setting fire to the security headquarters, the group attacked bars and stores selling alcohol.
Tunisian police have used tear gas and batons to break up protests demanding the resignation of the government in the most violent confrontation for weeks with pro-democracy demonstrators.