Tunisia

Rocks Hurled at Tunisian President on Two Year Anniversary of Start of Arab Spring

Arab spring started when a Tunisian merchant set himself on fire after being harassed by local bureaucrats

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Exactly two years after a harassed young fruit vendor in the provincial Tunisian town of Sidi Bouzid set himself alight, sparking the Arab Spring, Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki was heckled Monday during a wreath-laying ceremony at the tomb of Tunisia's best-known martyr.

"You came a year ago and you promised things would change in six months, but nothing has changed," shouted one protester.

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