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Tunisians demonstrate at U.N.
Published Jan 19, 2011 4:59 PM
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
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