Tunisia mourns fallen protesters


Tunisia is mourning those who died in recent protests in the country

Tunisia has begun three days of national mourning in memory of those who died in the protests that drove its president from power.

Flags were lowered and recitals of the Koran were played on state television.

Some 78 civilians were killed during the month-long protests over unemployment, corruption and repression, according to the interior minister.

A French photographer was also killed, as were some members of the security forces, and scores of people were injured.

President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali fled to Saudi Arabia a week ago following the protests.

A caretaker government is currently in place.

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