Sidi Bouzid http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25435/all en Tunisians set fire to police station, cars in border town protest http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/tunisians-set-fire-police-station-cars-border-town-protest <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Repeats to add PIX in slug)</p> <p>TUNIS, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Hundreds of Tunisian protesters demanding jobs and the reopening of a border crossing with Libya set fire to a police station and cars, and police used teargas and fired shots into the air to disperse them on Friday, a Reuters witness said.</p> <p>Protesters in Ben Guerdane want the Ras Jedir crossing reopened so that trade with Libya, on which most of the population depend, can start again.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/tunisians-set-fire-police-station-cars-border-town-protest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Arab world Sidi Bouzid Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 16:15:50 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733220 at http://www.globalpost.com Tunisians set fire to police station, cars in border town protest http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/tunisians-set-fire-police-station-cars-border-town-protest-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>TUNIS, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Hundreds of Tunisian protesters demanding jobs and the reopening of a border crossing with Libya set fire to a police station and cars, and police used teargas and fired shots into the air to disperse them on Friday, a Reuters witness said.</p> <p>Protesters in Ben Guerdane want the Ras Jedir crossing reopened so that trade with Libya, on which most of the population depend, can start again.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/tunisians-set-fire-police-station-cars-border-town-protest-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Arab world Sidi Bouzid Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 16:16:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733224 at http://www.globalpost.com Police fire teargas to disperse protesters in Tunisia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/police-fire-teargas-disperse-protesters-tunisia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>TUNIS, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Protesters threw stones at polices officers who repelled them with teargas in northern Tunisia on Wednesday after a peaceful rally to demand more jobs turned violent.</p> <p>Two years after the revolution that toppled Zine Al-Abidine Ben Ali and inspired protests across the Arab world, increasing numbers of Tunisians are taking to the streets to demand economic development, disillusioned that their uprising has yet to provide prosperity and security.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/police-fire-teargas-disperse-protesters-tunisia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Entertainment Political geography Sidi Bouzid Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 16 Jan 2013 19:23:27 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735132 at http://www.globalpost.com Thousands protest in Sidi Bouzid after Tunisian opposition figure killed http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/blank-headline-received-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Tunis, Feb 6 (Reuters) - Thousands of protesters gathered in Sidi Bouzid, cradle of the Arab Spring uprisings, after a prominent secular opponent of Tunisia's moderate Islamist-led government was shot dead on Wednesday.</p> <p>"More than four thousand are protesting now, burning tyres and throwing stones at the police," Mehdi Horchani, a Sidi Bouzid resident, told Reuters. "There is great anger".</p> <p>Thousands were also protesting in Tunis after Shokri Belaid was killed outside his home there on Wednesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/blank-headline-received-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Arab world Sidi Bouzid Tunisia War Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Feb 2013 11:45:58 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5747374 at http://www.globalpost.com http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206-22 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Tunisian police fire tear gas at protesters in Sidi Bouzid: AFP</p> <p>str-alf/bsh/sma/hkb</p> Africa Sidi Bouzid AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 12:30:59 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5747469 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ Tunisia police tear gas protesters in Sidi Bouzid: AFP http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/urgent-tunisia-police-tear-gas-protesters-sidi-bouzid-afp <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Tunisian police on Wednesday fired tear gas at protesters trying to storm their headquarters in the central town of Sidi Bouzid, birthplace of the 2011 revolution, after the murder of a prominent opposition figure.</p> <p>Some 200 protesters attacked the police station and policemen fired tear gas in response, an AFP correspondent said.</p> <p>The army then intervened to calm the crowd in this marginalised town in central Tunisia that has suffered ongoing unrest since the mass uprising that ousted Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.</p> <p>str-alf/bsh/sma/hkb</p> Africa Political geography Sidi Bouzid AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 13:16:24 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5747514 at http://www.globalpost.com (Blank Headline Received) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/blank-headline-received-8 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>TUNISIAN POLICE USE TEARGAS TO DISPERSE PROTESTERS IN FRONT OF INTERIOR MINISTRY IN TUNIS - WITNESSES</p> Africa Arab world Sidi Bouzid Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Feb 2013 13:30:37 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5747529 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Tunisia police fire in air, use teargas to disperse protesters http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/update-1-tunisia-police-fire-air-use-teargas-disperse-protester <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds details on body being moved through Tunis)</p> <p>TUNIS, Feb 6 (Reuters) - Tunisian police fired teargas to disperse protesters demonstrating in the capital outside the Interior Ministry against the killing of a prominent secular opposition politician on Wednesday, witnesses said.</p> <p>Police fired the teargas as an ambulance carrying Chokri Belaid's body approached Tunis's main street, where protesters had massed outside the ministry, they said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/update-1-tunisia-police-fire-air-use-teargas-disperse-protester" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Arab world Sidi Bouzid Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Feb 2013 14:15:19 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5747571 at http://www.globalpost.com Protesters erect barricades as new clashes hit Tunis http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/protesters-erect-barricades-new-clashes-hit-tunis <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Furious protesters on Wednesday erected barricades in central Tunis and hurled rocks at police who tried to disperse them with tear gas in new clashes after the assassination of a prominent opposition figure.</p> <p>A national guard tank fired rounds of tear gas at the young protesters, who used bins, coffee tables, barbed wire and barriers to build the barricades on Habib Bourguiba Avenue, the epicentre of Tunisia's revolution two years ago.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/protesters-erect-barricades-new-clashes-hit-tunis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Arab world Politics Sidi Bouzid AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 18:00:57 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5747906 at http://www.globalpost.com Two Tunisia police shot, wounded in flashpoint town http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/two-tunisia-police-shot-wounded-flashpoint-town <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Two Tunisian police were wounded in an exchange of gunfire with presumed Salafists on Thursday in Sidi Bouzid, the cradle of the country's uprising two years ago, a medical source said.</p> <p>The shooting took place when police after a chase cornered four armed men in a mosque in the centre of the town, which is a stronghold of the ultra-conservative Muslim group blamed for unrest around the country.</p> <p>An interior ministry spokesman said only one policeman had been hurt.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/two-tunisia-police-shot-wounded-flashpoint-town" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Arab world Sidi Bouzid AFP Thu, 21 Feb 2013 20:31:53 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5762599 at http://www.globalpost.com Hundreds of Salafists protest in Tunisia's Sidi Bouzid http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/hundreds-salafists-protest-tunisias-sidi-bouzid <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Hundreds of Salafists protested on Friday in the Tunisian town of Sidi Bouzid, calling for the release of an imam arrested as part of an inquiry into a gunfight between police and radical Islamists.</p> <p>The crowd shouted "Ali Larayedh, coward!" referring to the interior minister who has been tasked with forging a new coalition government.</p> <p>The protesters were demanding the release of of Khalifa Karaoui, the imam of a mosque in Sidi Bouzid who was arrested in southern Tunisia on Tuesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/hundreds-salafists-protest-tunisias-sidi-bouzid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Political geography Sidi Bouzid AFP Fri, 01 Mar 2013 19:18:08 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5771214 at http://www.globalpost.com Man sets self on fire in central Tunis: AFP http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130312/man-sets-self-fire-central-tunis-afp <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A man set himself on fire Tuesday in central Tunis, an AFP reporter witnessed, hours before the country's lawmakers were to vote on a new government tasked with pulling Tunisia out of a deep political crisis.</p> <p>"This is a young man who sells cigarettes because of unemployment," shouted the man before immolating himself on Habib Bourguiba avenue in front of the municipal building, according to a witness.</p> <p>"Allahu Akbar! (God is greatest!)" said the badly burned man who was still conscious as he was rushed to hospital by emergency services, the witness said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130312/man-sets-self-fire-central-tunis-afp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Politics Sidi Bouzid Tunisia AFP Tue, 12 Mar 2013 09:15:45 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5780452 at http://www.globalpost.com One killed as street vendors, police clash in Tunisia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130528/one-killed-street-vendors-police-clash-tunisia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Tunis (Reuters) - One person was killed and 20 were hurt on Tuesday in clashes in the Tunisian town of Bizerte between police and street vendors angry at being moved from the downtown, residents and local media said.</p> <p>Hundreds of vendors hurled rocks and petrol bombs at the police, who responded with tear gas, Interior Ministry spokesman Lotfi Hidouri said. They also set fire to the market and burned tires in the road.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130528/one-killed-street-vendors-police-clash-tunisia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Financial data vendors Sidi Bouzid Thomson Reuters Tue, 28 May 2013 17:30:24 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5847541 at http://www.globalpost.com Islamists' critic shot dead in Tunisia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130725/islamists-critic-shot-dead-tunisia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A leading critic of Tunisia's ruling Islamists, MP Mohamed Brahmi, was shot dead outside his home Thursday in the second such assassination this year, with fingers again pointed at the authorities.</p> <p>The murder by unknown gunmen sparked angry street protests in central Tunis and the top opposition figure's birthplace of Sidi Bouzid where he served as MP, AFP correspondents said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130725/islamists-critic-shot-dead-tunisia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Disaster Mohamed Brahmi Sidi Bouzid Tunisia AFP Thu, 25 Jul 2013 17:46:28 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5893715 at http://www.globalpost.com Islamists' critic shot dead in Tunisia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130725/islamists-critic-shot-dead-tunisia-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A leading critic of Tunisia's ruling Islamists, MP Mohamed Brahmi, was shot dead outside his home Thursday in the second such assassination this year, with fingers again pointed at the authorities.</p> <p>The murder by unknown gunmen sparked angry street protests in central Tunis and the top opposition figure's birthplace of Sidi Bouzid where he served as MP, AFP correspondents said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130725/islamists-critic-shot-dead-tunisia-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Disaster Mohamed Brahmi Sidi Bouzid Tunisia AFP Thu, 25 Jul 2013 17:48:08 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5893727 at http://www.globalpost.com