My country has recently experienced a historic event. On the 14 th of January 2011 thousands of people went to the streets protesting against the corruption and tyranny of president, his family and police cruelthy that caused the death of at least 78 people during earlier protests.
A series of protests started after the imotation of a young fruit seller: Mohammed Bouazizi. Police forces tried to repress the protests by firing live bullets but that did not work out it contributed to the anger and rebellion of the people. It is said that snipers belonging to the ex president's mafia were present among the police forces and fired in specific places like the head, the heart, the neck... Our police force is not trained that well so I guess this theory is true. The police beats people ok! But they wouldn't kill them. They fire in the air, randomly perhaps but not directly at people. (that's the law)
Later that evening, the president fled the country.
After 23 years of dictatorship and injustice and fear we have won our freedom. The press and media, which were supressed , the internet which was incredibly censored (we didn't even have access to Youtube, vimeo, metacafe etc... and thousands of other websites) were freed!
People are talking about politics for the first time ever and opposition is finally allowed to be active. All political prisoners were freed and many exiled have returned to Tunisia.
In a couple of months WE THE PEOPLE OF TUNISIA will be able to choose our president, our government.
Of course, there are still some issues right now. The old party that was governing the country and which is famous for corruption still exists and many of its members are part of the current temporary government. Poeple are still protesting against that.
I personally don't mind the current government it's temporary and I think that not all those in it are bad people. We wait and see what they have to offer and if we don't like it then back to the streets we will return!