Tunisia Test

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  • Mohamed Bouazizi

     Mohamed Bouazizi
    SourceMohamed Bouazizi sets fire to himself in the central town of Sidi Bouzid in protest at confiscation by police of his vegetable cart. Local people demonstrate in support.
  • Bouazizi dies

    Bouazizi dies
    Bouazizi dies of his burns. Huge funeral adds momentum to protests against unemployment and repression.
  • Ben Ali flees to Saudi Arabia

    Ben Ali flees to Saudi Arabia
    Jan. 14 - After days of clashes in which dozens are killed, and having made empty promises of reforms and elections, Ben Ali flees to Saudi Arabia. Prime Minister Mohamed Ghannouchi stays on, with RCD parliamentary speaker as interim president.
  • political prisoners

    Jan. 17 - Ghannouchi appoints opposition figures to a new national unity coalition and says will free political prisoners.
  • Protesters denounce “sham”.

    Jan. 18 - Some opposition figures quit cabinet, demanding removal of former Ben Ali loyalists. Protesters denounce “sham”.
  • State TV says 33 Ben Ali relatives arrested

    Jan. 19 - State TV says 33 Ben Ali relatives arrested.
  • Protesters demand Ghannouchi and other Ben Ali proteges go

    Protesters demand Ghannouchi and other Ben Ali proteges go
    Jan. 22 - Protesters again demand Ghannouchi and other Ben Ali proteges go. Policemen, once the bulwark of Ben Ali’s rule, demonstrate in Tunis, saying they too were victims.