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In Tunisia, schools and universities have been closed down to protect the government from criticism. A cyberwar is raging between the Tunisian government and local cyberactivists. A prominent rapper and several bloggers have been arrested. Thousands of Tunisian lawyers are on strike. A curfew has been imposed in the capital, Tunis. Between 23 and 66 protestors have been killed. A President Ben Ali family mansion has been trashed by protesters in Hammemet. The Tunisia stock market has dropped by 13% in four days, to a new twelve-month low.
In a twenty four hour period from Friday 14th January 2011 to Saturday 15th January, Tunisia had a succession of three different Presidents, the first of which fled to Saudi Arabia having been refused a bolt-hole in France. There is a suggestion that the real (covert) ruler of Tunisia is now General Rachid Ammar, who is thought to be a bought-and-paid-for puppet of the Western cabal. On Saturday 15th January 2011, there were fires, scores of new fatalities and mass prison breakouts in at least two locations close to Tunis.
The fake democracy in Tunisia is crumbling into systemic chaos. The country is a panethnic paradigm of authoritarian Arab corruption. What is happening in Tunisia today could very easily happen in another twenty Arab states tomorrow.
The Tunisian popular unrest fomented and broke the old régime in less than a month. On Friday 17th December 2010, Mohammed Bouazizi (26) set himself on fire in the marketplace of the central Tunisian town of Sidi Bouzid. Police had confiscated the fruit and vegetables he was selling because he lacked a permit to trade.
On Wednesday 22nd December 2010, Houcine Falhi (22), shouted out "No to misery, no to unemployment!" and then committed suicide by electrocuting himself in the midst of a demonstration over unemployment in Sidi Bouzid. The rest is history.
Some pictures can be viewed here, here, here, here, here and here. The newslinks are below.
Tunisian Revolution 2010-2011 newsflow and comment:
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