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Conservative Muslims clash with secularists in Tunisia
Tension over the place of religion in the North African country's public life is rising.
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2011 22:38

Tunisian police have arrested Islamist activists after they clashed with a group of lawyers outside the capital's main courthouse, as tensions rise over the country's post-revolutionary future.

They were demanding the release of their comrades, arrested during protests over a film some said offended Islam.

Six members of the Salafist movement were arrested after they stormed a cinema and broke its glass doors in a bid to stop the screening of the film: "Neither Allah, nor Master" on secularism in Tunisia.

Al Jazeera's Rhodri Davies has more.

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