Africa News is reporting that a celebration commemorating the anniversary of the revolution in Sidi Bouzid was marred by angry protesters hurling rocks at Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki and parliamentary speaker Mustapha Ben Jaafar.
The article states:
The incident began after a speech by President Moncef Marzouki in the central Tunisian town, where celebrations are taking place on Monday to mark the anniversary of the revolution.
Mustapha Ben Jaafar, the parliamentary speaker, was about to address the crowd when the violence began.
Security forces swiftly evacuated the two men to the regional government headquarters, the AFP news agency reported.
The protesters invaded the square where the head of state had been addressing the crowd, shouting “the people want the fall of the government”.
Sidi Bouzid is thought to be the cradle of the revolution that sparked the Arab Spring throughout Northern Africa.
Protesters are not satisfied with the slow pace of change in the country since the revolution.
Read more at Africa News.
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