The remarkable and unprecedented popular uprising, dubbed as the Jasmin Revolt, is on the brink of becoming the first ever social uprising to topple an autocratic Arab regime. One can imagine that Arab dictators are in a state of high alert, especially as there early unconfirmed twitter reports of riots in Libya. More information to come..stay tuned.
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Friday, January 14, 2011
Ben 'Ali is OUT!
Unbelieavable news from Tunsia as president Ben 'Ali has left the country this morning towards an unknown destination. Twitter has been buzzing with information, mostly unconfirmed at this point, that Ben 'Ali was refused landing in Paris, and is on his way to Saudi Arabia. This came a day after Ben 'Ali speech, in which he promised major political concessions, namely stepping down after 2014. The speech was followed by some faux pro-regime demonstrations.