TITLE

Inspiring Story of Tunisian Protests Ignored by Washington

AUTHOR(S)
Prince, Rob
PUB. DATE
January 2011
SOURCE
Foreign Policy in Focus;1/4/2011, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article discusses a series of protests held by people in Tunisia against the country's high unemployment, rampant corruption and decades of repression by the government of President Zine Ben Ali. It attributes the protests to the act of self-immolation by Mohammed Bouazizi, an unemployed young university graduate. It criticizes Ben Ali for blaming radical elements and mercenaries for the protests. The author observes that Ben Ali shows no sign of stepping down from the presidency.
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57402873

 

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