Tunisia Arab Spring Timeline

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  • Tunisia: Vegetable seller sparks protests

     Tunisia: Vegetable seller sparks protests
    Mohamed Bouazizi starts selling vegetables. Police later seize his cart, he sets himself on fire and later dies. The act, following Wiki Leaks´¨publication of US criticisms of the regime, provokes young Tunisians to protest.
  • 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 bows to protest and flees to Saudi Arabia.
  • 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.
    A Tunisian court rules that the party of the former preside, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, be dissolved, trigerring street celebrations as one of the last vestiges of the ousted leader´s era is dismantled.
  • Osama Bin Laden Praises Arab Spring Uprises

    Osama Bin Laden Praises Arab Spring Uprises
    A tape recorded by OsamaBin Laden is realesed posthumously onto islamist militant website. It praises the Arab Spring movements and predicts they will spread.
  • Tunisia: General Election Prosponed to October

    Tunisia: General Election Prosponed to October
  • Tunisia: Former President Sentenced to 35 Years in Jail

    Tunisia: Former President Sentenced to 35 Years in Jail
    Former Tunisian president and his wife sentenced to 35 years in jail after beung found guilty od theft in absentia by a Tunisian court.
  • Tunisia: Voters go to the Poll

    Tunisia: Voters go to the Poll
    People queue to vote as candidates from 110 parties and scores of independents contest the Arab Spring´s first election.
  • Tunisia:Democraticlly elected assembly holds inaugural session

    Tunisia:Democraticlly elected assembly holds inaugural session
  • 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.
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