Tunisia, start of revolution celebrated with national day

President Saied in Sidi Bouzid

18 December, 13:41

    (ANSAmed) - TUNIS, DECEMBER 18 - Nine years after the start of the Tunisian revolution, President Kais Saied visited Sidi Bouzid, where street vendor Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire in protest - an act that prompted an uprising across the country. He announced that ''employment, freedom, dignity'' - requests that were made then and are still current - will be satisfied.

    In a speech pronounced to celebrate the ninth anniversary of the revolution (December 17-January 14), Kais Saied promised to respond to the different needs of citizens in the region, ''despite shady plots''. ''Some people cause crises in efforts to manage their own'', the president said to the applause of youths. ''There will be no space for lies because people know what they want'', added the president, deploring ''attempts to hold him responsible for the malfunction of political institutions''.

    ''I will take full responsibility, even if state institutions will not work correctly. The martyrdom and sacrifices of Tunisians will not be in vain'', he stressed, proclaiming that ''December 17 will be celebrated every year as the Day of national revolution''.

    Saied also promised youths in the region of Sidi Bouzid, where the revolution first began, to return soon to announce a series of projects for employment and development. (ANSAmed).

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