Following a month of largely leaderless popular protests against the government, Tunisia's President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali fled the …
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Turmoil in Tunisia

Following a month of largely leaderless popular protests against the government, Tunisia's President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali fled the country on Friday. Fouad Mebazaa, the speaker of parliament, was sworn in the following day as interim president, and new elections are due within 60 days.

 

At least 21 people have died in the protests, and the military has moved quickly to fill the power void.

 

The protests were sparked by long-simmering fury at Ben Ali and his associates. Tunisians accuse the ruling circle of rampant corruption and nepotism. You can read more about the controversy and protests on CNN.com.

 

We're already receiving some personal accounts about the revolution and we're curious to hear more about what's going on.

 

Are you in Tunisia? We want to hear from you. Show us what's going on (but only if you can do it safely, of course) and share your thoughts. Above all, please don't put yourself in any danger.

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