Political Unrest Continues in Tunisia

Monday, January 24, 2011

Protestors, Tunis (Ben Abulkareem Abdullah)

After an uprising drove out Tunisia's unpopular and oppressive president out more than a week ago, political unrest continues. Protesters refuse to accept the interim government, a ruling coalition formed after President Ben Ali fled the country. Demonstrators claim that the interim government maintains close ties to President Ben Ali’s R.C.D. political party. On unfamiliar ground, what is the way forward for citizens and politicians?

David Kirkpatrick, Middle East correspondent for The New York Times and Renee Rutta, an American living in Tunis, explain that life seems to be improving in the coutnry even as the future is still unkown.


David D. Kirkpatrick and Renee Rutta

Produced by:

Jillian Weinberger and Duncan Wilson

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