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Protesters in Tunisia test president's concessions

Thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets in Tunis calling on their President, Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali, to quit immediately.

On Thursday night, Mr Ben Ali - who has governed Tunisia since 1987 - announced he would stand down in 2014.

His announcement followed days of protests by people angry at rising prices and lack of freedoms.

Around 23 people have died.

Adam Mynott has this report from Tunis.

  • 14 Jan 2011