Tunisia imposes curfew in Tunis to quell protests
12-Jan-2011 (4 comments)

The Tunisian government has imposed a night-time curfew in the capital, Tunis, and surrounding regions.

It comes after violent protests in several districts of the capital, with riot police firing tear gas at demonstrators.

Officials say at least 23 people have died across the country since the unrest began late last year.

The protesters say they are angry about rising food and fuel prices, high unemployment and corruption.

Earlier on Wednesday, President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali dismissed his interior minister in an attempt to stem the unres

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I loved the way this Tunisian lady responded back

by Darius Kadivar on

For Those who Speak French or are Francophiles I highly recommend this program "Ce Soir ou Jamais" debate on the situation in Tunisia:

Go to approximately 50 min 38 where a women answers back. 


Mercredi 12 janvier 2011 - Ce soir ou jamais - France 3

I loved the way one Tunisian lady responded to a French Algerian who was agressive and calling for Revolution in Tunisia comparing her to an "Aristocrat" out of touch with her country's realities and other "clichés" ( No doubt copy and Pasted from "French Revolution" Dialectics) ...

I admired the lady's Wit and courage. If only we had the same back in 1979 who could have spoken like this on the French or American Networks ... 


" rising food and fuel prices, high unemployment and corruption"

by Roozbeh_Gilani on

Didnt realise khamenei and ahmadinezhad due were running the show in Tunisia too. 

"Personal business must yield to collective interest."

Red Wine


by Red Wine on

Is not the first time something happens like this in Tunis (almost all countries in North Africa is missing something and people there need major changes and more freedom of press), Ben Ali is only controlling the country by the help of police and military and of course Sarkozy's support!

 It is time that the Tunisian people have more freedom in their ways of telecommunications, I don't see happy days for them.they are good people and I hope they get freedom very soon.

Darius Kadivar

Cheghadre Shart Meebareed ? ...

by Darius Kadivar on

I am not Tunisian and don't claim to speak for them nor do I claim to understand their frustrations but How much are you willing to Bet that Tunisia ( A Republic) will face what Iran ( a Monarchy) faced 30 years ago ? Everyone will naively cheer if the Regime falls only to regret it a year later ... 

I am hearing the same stereotyped comments expressed by French and Tunisian Intellectuals against the Regime of President Ben Ali (founded by his predecessor Bourghiba) which I heard against the Shah's Regime.