Five injured as Tunisian police, protesters clash

At least five people were injured in clashes in the centre of the Tunisian capital, a medic said.

Last Updated: Jan 28, 2011, 23:27 PM IST

Tunis: At least five people were injured
in clashes in the centre of the Tunisian capital today, a
medic said, as security forces fired warning shots and
riot gas at protesters throwing stones.

The clashes broke out outside Prime Minister Mohammed
Ghannouchi`s offices, where protesters have camped out since
Sunday to call on the government installed after president
Zine El Abidine Ben Ali`s fall to also resign.

"I saw at least five people injured. Many were
bleeding. Two were injured by stones that were being thrown
back at the protesters. A third was hit by a tear gas canister
to the head," Majdi Amami, an ambulance worker, said.

The government announced a new cabinet line-up
yesterday that removed several key figures associated with Ben
Ali`s ousted regime but hundreds of protesters have remained
in place, calling on Ghannouchi to quit.

PTI