In the streets of Tunis, the day Ben Ali fell to the Jasmine Revolution

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In what has already been called the 'Jasmine Revolution', Tunisian President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali fled the country Friday evening. The events on Friday were the culmination of three weeks of angry protests across the country against spiralling food prices, unemployment, corruption and human rights abuse. In the streets of Tunis, Mediapart's Thomas Cantaloube witnessed the last violent hours before Ben Ali was forced out after more than two decades of his iron rule.

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In what has already been called the 'Jasmine Revolution', Tunisian President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali fled the country for Saudi Arabia on Friday evening. Speaker of the Tunisian parliament, Foued Mebazaa, was on Saturday appointed interim president and free elections for the post have been promised within two months. The events on Friday were the culmination of three weeks of angry protests across the country against spiralling food prices, unemployment, corruption and human rights abuse. Mediapart's Thomas Cantaloube reports here from the capital Tunis where he witnessed the last violent hours before Ben Ali was forced out of more than two decades of iron rule.