Tunisia: Activists Arrested at #SidiBouzid Protests on January 6

In Tunisia, a popular lawyers-led strike took place today, January 6. The list of the protesters arrested in the town of Thala as a result was published on facebook (ar) and three arrests were posted on twitter and confirmed later.  Azyz Amamyma, Slim Amamou and rapper El General, who famously wrote the song “President, your people are dying” (fr) were amongst the arrested activists. Later on, thanks to geolocalisation with Google latitude on his cell phone,  Amamou was spotted at the ministry of Interior. A show of solidarity for the #SidiBouzid movement took place in Paris at the same time.


Join the conversation

Authors, please log in »


  • All comments are reviewed by a moderator. Do not submit your comment more than once or it may be identified as spam.
  • Please treat others with respect. Comments containing hate speech, obscenity, and personal attacks will not be approved.