Tunisian police fire in air to disperse rioters

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Posted: Jul 16, 2011 8:14 PM
Tunisian police fire in air to disperse rioters

TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisian police fired in the air and used teargas early on Sunday to disperse a crowd of about 200 people who had set fire to a police station in a suburb of the capital.

The clashes took place in the Intilaka district in the west of Tunis. A Reuters reporter at the scene said there was also a police helicopter flying over the area.

(Reporting by Tarek Amara; Writing by Christian Lowe; Editing by Michael Roddy)