Protests Continue in Tunisia

Friday, January 14, 2011

General secretary of the opposition Progressive Democratic party (PDP) Maya Jeridi shouts slogans in front the Interior ministry in Habib Bourguiba avenue in Tunis. (FETHI BELAID/AFP//Getty)

Thousands of demonstrators have gathered in the Tunisian capital, Tunis, to protest the rule of President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali, who announced that he would not seek re-election in 2014. The country has been rattled for weeks by protests over high unemployment, inflation and corruption. The protests have left 23 dead.

Los Angeles Times Middle East correspondent, Borzou Daragahi, is on his way to Tunisia. He reports on the latest unrest in that country.


Borzou Daragahi

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