Saturday, January 22, 2011
Tunisians Rally at U.N.
Tunisian residents living in the New York City area gathered at the United Nations to rejoice at the fall of the regime of President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. Their placards were decorated with images of atrocities committed by the imperialist-supported dictatorship and with slogans such as “Down with RCD!” — Ben Ali’s party that still has control of the Tunisian state — and “Prosecute Ben Ali’s crimes against humanity!” Entire families joined the rally, joyfully chanting and waving the Tunisian flag. The crowd marched several blocks to the Tunisian U.N. mission where, held back by police barricades, they chanted in opposition to the regime.
— Report and photo by Caleb T. Maupin