Arab Spring_Tunisia

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  • Tunisia: Vegetable seller sparks protests

    Tunisia: Vegetable seller sparks protests
    Mohamed Bouazizi starts selling vegetables on the streets of Sidi Bouzid, Tunisia. Police take his cart, and he sets himself on fire and later dies by this act of suicide. This act of suicide provokes young Tunisians to protest, following Wiki Leak’s publication of U.S. criticisms of the regime.
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    Arab Spring in Tunisia

  • Tunisia: President vows to punish protesters

    Tunisia: President vows to punish protesters
    Zine El Abidine Ben Ali appears on television stating that ´´ the law will be applied with all firmness ´´ to protesters
  • Tunisia: Protests Continue

    Tunisia: Protests Continue
    Protesters clash with police and set Fire to cars in several Tunisian cities. Security responds violently
  • Tunisia: Ben Ali Flees

    Tunisia: Ben Ali Flees
    Tunisian president Ben Ali Flees to Saudi Arabia because of protest.
  • Tunsia: Pm resigns amid arrest

    Tunsia: Pm resigns amid arrest
    Mohamed Ghannouchi resigns as the Prime Minister for the post-revolution goverment amid further clashes between police and protesters.
  • Tunisia:Ousted Presidents Party Dissolved.

    Tunisia:Ousted Presidents Party Dissolved.
    The court in Tunisia rules that hte former President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali be removed. This decision triggered street celebrations it was one of the last vestiges pf the ousted leaders era was dismantled.
  • Tunisia: Election Postponed Till October

    Tunisia: Election Postponed Till October
  • Tunisia: Former President sentenced to 35 years in Jail

    Tunisia: Former President sentenced to 35 years in Jail
    The ex-Tunisian president Ben Ali and his wife were sentenced to 35 years in jail after being found guilty of theft in absentia by a Tunisian court
  • Tunisia: Voters go to the Poll in first election of Arab Spring

    Tunisia: Voters go to the Poll in first election of Arab Spring
    People Line up to vote as candidates from 110 parties and many independents are part of the Arab Spring's first election.
  • Tunisia: Moncef Marzouki becomes President

    Tunisia: Moncef Marzouki becomes President
    Tunisia´s constitutional assembly elects former activist, who returned from exile in France after Fall of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.