Category: anniversary

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A somber revolutionary anniversary in Iran

The 39th anniversary of the revolution in Iran promises to be a sombre occasion for the supreme leader, Ali Khamenei, who was forced to acknowledge the mass discontent in the country as result of the recent protests and received letters from two dissident insiders accusing him of negligence and empire building. The letters came from…

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Tunisians march on seventh anniversary of uprising

Tunis – Several thousand people marched through the main street of the Tunisian capital on Sunday, the seventh anniversary of the toppling of the country’s former president after mass protests. But for many people, this year’s commemoration of the fall of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali turned into a protest against state austerity measures, unemployment…

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Tunisia rallies simmer outdated to Arab Spring anniversary

Hundreds of people clashed with police, blocked roads and burned tires overnight in a northern Tunisian city, with more protests expected before January 14 – the anniversary marking the ouster of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, the country’s former president. At least eight security officers were injured in the coastal town of Nabeul during clashes with young…