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Tunisia: Protest! Riots! Change?!?!

So for those of you who don’t know what happened in the little North African country of 10 million, Tunisia, here is a super quick update.

December 2011
Street protests over unemployment and political restrictions break out and soon spread all over the country.

Clashes with police continued for the whole month of December.

January 2011

Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire after police stopped him from selling fruits on the street, which was the 26 year old students only form of income.

What was once street protests turned into all out street riots. Police began shooting protesters on sight.

Demonstrators say police killed at least 50 people in an attempt to suppress dissent.

 

So, here we are today. Zine Al-Abedine Ben Ali, the Dictator of Tunisia for 23 years, in exile and the his RCD party currently being picked apart with ministers quitting by the hand full. Currently the once deadly streets of Tunisia are now quieting down, the most resent protest was held today. People are beginning to go back to their everyday lives. There are now reports of mysterious masked snipers on the roof tops shooting at civilians (see one of the videos below).

 We went from protests to all out riots but will the people of Tunisia ever get the change they so passionately desire? We have yet to find out. Meanwhile, take a look at some heart warming riot footage courtesy of YouTube.

Here is an early look at the protests from December 26th 2010

January 11th 2011

January 11th 2011

January 17th 2011 (snipers firing on a defenseless crowd of civilians

January 17th 2011

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