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91,833. Corruption in Tunisia is getting worse. Whether it’s cash, services, land, property, or yes, even your yacht. President Ben Ali’s family is rumoured to covet it and reportedly gets what it wants. (Tunisia & Corruption) US diplomatic cable; viz Wikileaks 2011
91,834. Those protests would bring down a dictatorship that lasted 23 years. Ben Ali fled the country. The Tunisian revolution spread and prompted a wave of uprisings that became known as the Arab Spring. (Tunisia & Revolution & Protest) Richard Bilton, Wikileaks: The Secret Life of a Superpower I, BBC 2012
91,835. I condemn and deplore the use of violence against citizens peacefully voicing their opinion in Tunisia, and I applaud the courage and dignity of the Tunisian people.
The United States stands with the entire international community in bearing witness to this brave and determined struggle for the universal rights that we must all uphold, and we will long remember the images of the Tunisian people seeking to make their voices heard. Barack Obama
121,975. But visitor numbers to Tunisia have plummeted since two deadly terror attacks in 2015 in which 59 tourists were killed. (Mediterranean & Tunisia & Terror) Mediterranean with Simon Reeve III, BBC 2018