Monday, May 25
Latest News
  1. 'Beautiful Mind' mathematician John Nash killed in US car crash
  2. Report: Malaysia home minister says mass graves found
  3. Pentagon says Iraqi forces 'failed to fight' in Ramadi
  4. EU says Russia's NGO law is a 'worrying step'
  5. Yemen president insists on rebel pullback for UN talks
  6. Libyans arrest 600 Europe-bound illegal migrants
  7. Syria regime helicopter comes down in Aleppo province
  8. Saudi Shiites refuse to be provoked by suicide bombing
  9. Fresh air strikes and ground fighting in Yemen
  10. Saudi identifies dead suicide bomber, confirms link to IS
  11. Burundi activists suspend govt talks after opposition figure murdered
  12. Report: Malaysia home minister says mass graves found
  13. UN: Iranian aid cargo boat for Yemen offloaded in Djibouti
  14. Commanders: Iraq forces attack IS east of Ramadi
  15. Leading 'No' figure concedes in Irish gay marriage vote
  16. Saudi-led coalition pounds Yemen rebels in three cities
  17. Police: 3 killed by two grenades in Burundi capital
  18. Official: 39 dead in Mexico clash between police, armed civilians
  19. US Senate approves fast-track trade authority for Obama
  20. Senate blocks bill that would end US bulk data dragnet

Report: PA shut down Tunisia rally in Ramallah

Jan. 20, 2011 7:34 A.M. (Updated: Jan. 22, 2011 10:09 A.M.)
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Palestinian Authority security forces in Ramallah shut down a small demonstration in solidarity with the uprising in Tunisia on Wednesday afternoon, the French daily Le Monde reported Thursday.

A few dozen protesters who defied the PA were challenged by a separate gathering of Fatah activists, according to the report.

The Fatah activists were attending a rally in the center of Ramallah -- the capital of the Western-backed Palestinian government -- in support of prisoners in Israel. It was not clear whose demonstration was planned first.

A young demonstrator waving a Tunisian flag was assaulted by PA forces, according to the report.

PA spokesman Ghassan Khatib said the police regretted the incident "if it happened." The police promised to investigate any complaint upon receiving one, Khatib said.

Palestinians announced Wednesday that they would protest in Ramallah, Jerusalem and Jaffa. The protests were to coincide with demonstrations against Tunis' newly declared unity government.

"We invite the police to maintain our safety and freedom of expression," the announcement said.

The uprising in Tunisia has inspired dissent across the Arab world and sparked protests.
Powered By: HTD Technologies
Ma'an News Agency
All rights reserved © 2005-2015