Tunisia's deposed President Zine El AbidineBen Ali died on Thursday in Saudi exile. Ben Ali fled Tunisia in January 2011 after citizens rose up against his oppressive rule in a revolution that sparked the Arab Spring
• #ClimateStrike : Worldwide day of protests over climate change begin • Saudi-led coalition launches military operation north of Hodeidah • Former Tunisian president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali dies, aged 83 • Pompeo on UAE visit says new sanctions will be imposed on Iran
?? #Tunisia ’s former president Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali has died at the age of 83. The first casualty of the #ArabSpring , #BenAli was forced from power by popular revolt in 2011 after 23 years in office and had since been living in exile in Saudi Arabia ⤵️
Tense protests have erupted across Tunisia as people demonstrate against rising prices and new taxes. They’re expected to continue through Sunday - the anniversary of the ouster of former president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.