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This coming Sunday is the seventh anniversary of the overthrow of Tunisian strong man Ben Ali. His overthrow began with economic protests that started the Arab Spring.

New York Times:

The authorities in Tunisia have arrested nearly 800 people who were protesting tax increases and other government policies after a series of clashes with the police. The arrests have alarmed observers of Tunisia, the only country to emerge from the turmoil of the Arab Spring with a semblance of a stable democracy.

Although some of those who were arrested were released, the number of detentions drew criticism from human rights groups.

“We’re concerned about the high number of arrests,” Rupert Colville, a spokesman for the United Nations high commissioner for human rights, said Friday in Geneva. “Some 778 people we understand have now been arrested since Monday, and around a third of those arrested were between the ages of 15 and 20.”


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Tunis - capital of Tunisia - is in the middle of the map below.

48.1° N
12.3° W
32.7° E
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Tunis, Tunisia

Tunisia (TN) is estimated to have a population of 11.2 million with a growth rate during 2010-2015 of 1.1% pa.
At the same rate of change, in five years' time its population will increase by 0.6 million.