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A View at the realm of affairs

The beginning of New Year saw the people of Tunisia came out in large numbers and showcased a sense of unison in fighting the odds that they wished to conquer over. Such was the magnitude of the month long protest that it led to its president, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, to flee from his own land and seek refuge in another country. The events though began with the local youths committing suicides amidst increasing unemployment, rising prices of food and petroleum products. The response of the police was brutal, which led to killing of scores of people in firing. Though the mass rallies had begun as a protest to the rising economic issues; the focus took a different turn to the dictatorship, regime corruption and suppression of human rights in the later stages.

The West had been supportive of Ben Ali’s government; it was shocking to see that the United States did not utter a word of condemnation against the police force that brutally fired at the demonstrators. It reacted only after they…