Tunisian President steps down after violent protests

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After two decades in power, the Tunisian President stands down in the face of violent anti-Government unrest across the country.

Jonathan Rugman reports on the crisis, from Tunisia.

Prime Minister Mohamed Ghannouchi has taken over from President Zine al-Abedine Ben Ali on an interim basis after violent rioting spread across Tunisia, protesting against high unemployment, high food prices, and the President’s leadership.

The country is now under a state of emergency, and a curfew, with threats that anyone who breaks the curfew could be shot.

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Tunisian President steps down after violent protests

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Updated: Aug. 27, 2014

Violent Coup in Tunisia 2011

GlobalPrison on Jan 14, 2011

For many weeks the civilians in Tunisia have been taking to the streets in protest of steep unemployment, demanding tht the President step down. Violence has erupted due to the lack of political structure, with the Prime Minister being the only true facet of Governemnt left.