Tunisians vote with their feet, flee the country

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February 14, 2011
Baton Rouge Advocate    
Posted in News

"A month after massive protests ousted Tunisia's longtime dictator, waves of Tunisians are voting with their feet, fleeing the country's political limbo by climbing into rickety boats and sailing across the Mediterranean to Europe. More than 5,000 illegal immigrants have recently washed up on Italy's southern islands -- an unintended consequence of the 'people's revolution' that ousted autocrat Zine El Abidine Ben Ali and inspired the uprisings in Egypt and beyond." (02/14/11)

 

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