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Tunisia mourns the 'Jasmine' dead

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Tunisia mourns the 'Jasmine' dead


Tunisia observes three days of national mourning for those that lost their lives during protests to oust former president Ben Ali in the so-called Jasmine Revolution.

As normality slowly returns the interim government has announced that schools and universities will reopen after the weekend and sporting events will resume “very soon.”

“When more than 80 people were killed in Tunisia. I think it’s the least we can do for those who went out onto the streets, who spoke up, who gave everything for Tunisia,” said one resident of Tunis. Another said: “The situation is still unclear, we don’t know if we will go forwards or backwards. We don’t who will represent or serve our country.”

Protests look set to continue until the government is free of all ties to the deposed president.

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