Jacques Lhuillery
The Sydney Morning Herald
February 6, 2011

Four people died in clashes between protesters and police in the northwestern Tunisian town of Kef, union activists and witnesses said.

Several hundred demonstrators had been calling for the city’s police chief, Khaled Ghazouani, to be sacked for abuse of power, the government news agency TAP reported.

The situation degenerated when Ghazouani slapped one of the protesters and the crowd tried to rush the police station and set it ablaze.
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Police opened fire, killing two demonstrators, aged 19 and 36, and seriously wounding three others, said union sources and an interior ministry source.

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