Friday, January 14, 2011

President Ben Ali Stepped Down

via bbc

1749: Mr Ghannouchi vowed to respect the constitution and restore stability. It is unclear whether Mr Ben Ali has left the country, but al-Arabiya reports that he is flying to Malta under Libyan protection.
1745: President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali has stepped down. Prime Minister Mohamed Ghannouchi has taken over as interim president.

Supposedly the army is in control. Honestly I expected this for about a while. The army seems to be relatively respected as tunisian institutions go. i hope everything works out....


"this is fucking crazy" -my roommate

more rumors of army forces fighting with police units. these are only rumors and i haven't heard anything very substansial.

tunisian state tv is playing a loop of some woman from the early '90s singing the national anthem and scenes from the tunisian country side

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