Sunday, January 15, 2012

Tunisia one year on: "Our revolution is not over yet"

They gathered in their thousands, in the birthplace of the Arab Spring. Tunisians have been marking the first anniversary of the ousting of President Ben Ali.

They filled Bourguiba Avenue in the capital Tunis, the scene of protests which forced the president to flee the country.

“We want to express ourselves freely,” one woman said.

“We want to show that one year on, life has changed. We’re still optimistic and want to show the perfect Tunisia we’re dreaming of.”

Despite some progress in Tunisia, problems of poverty, unemployment and corruption remain.

“Our revolution is not over yet,” one Tunisian warned. Read More