Downtown Tunis

Downtown Tunis, 14 January, 2011

Long-term causes of the rebellion, which forced Ben-Ali out

of the country in January 2011 are, according to Wikipedia, “high unemployment, food inflation, corruption,[155] lack of freedom of speech and other forms of political freedom,[156] and poor living conditions”.

Bad situation in Tunis also has to do with Tunis remaining a virtual colony of France. For example: on January 11, 2011, “Michèle Alliot-Marie, Minister of Foreign Affairs, is speaking officially at the National Assembly, stating that France was ready to “offer technical support” and ” the know how of French police to the Tunisian police” .

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