Tunisia has been provoked into violence by hatred of its corrupt President who has now fled to Saudi Arabia. But does change always have to be brought about by this sickening violence? Surely in the 21st century governments should be more responsive to what their people want and make the neccessary changes to help improve people's lives?
Huge damage has now been done to Tunisia's infrastructure and looting is taking place. The country does not have a particularly strong economy and depends a great deal on its tourist industry, which could now take years to recover.
Will this unrest also spread to the rest of North Africa?
The unrest has spread to many parts of the Middle East. If the people want more freedom they should have it. Dictators have to be taught a lesson, and the best way to do that is by creating some chaos. Where there is smoke there is fire. The flames sparked by a people's revolution can't be ignored.