- Viva La Tunisia
- January 14, 2011
- 2 minutes read
Tunisian Dictator Ben Ali dismisses government as riots mount
The Tunisian Dictator Ben Ali dissolved his government calling for early elections.
As riots mounted, 13 more demonstrators were shot dead in the capital and hundreds of protesters flooded into
After weeks of unrest, protesting against high food prices and unemployment in which sources say close to 80 people have died, Ben Ali appeared on state television in a bid to calm tensions ordering police to stop firing at demonstrators. The mounting demonstrations come a day after Ben Ali promised not to seek another term in 2014, amid the worst civil unrest of his 23-year rule.