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Foot soldiers of revolution march on capital
TUNIS | Waving pictures of the fallen heroes of Tunisia’s uprising and shouting angry slogans against the new government, hundreds of foot soldiers of the revolution came to Tunis on Sunday.
They came from a poverty-stricken rural region in central Tunisia where the crackdown against a wave of social protests in the final days of ousted President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali’s 23-year regime was at its harshest.
In defiance of a curfew and state of emergency, they traveled through the night in a ragtag line of cars, trucks and motorcycles from towns across the rocky region far from Tunisia’s luxurious Mediterranean resorts.
They said their hero is Mohammed Bouazizi — a 26-year-old fruit vendor who inspired the popular uprising against Mr. Ben Ali by setting himself on fire in the town of Sidi Bouzid last month in a protest against police abuses.
Southeast Australia set for more flooding
MELBOURNE | Rural Australian towns braced for another week of flooding Sunday as a vast lake continued to spread across the country’s southeast and a potential tropical storm threatened the northeast.
The flooding began more than a month ago in Australia’s northeast Queensland state, where 30 people have died, more than 30,000 homes have been damaged or destroyed and at least $3 billion in crops and coal exports have been lost.
• From wire dispatches and staff reports
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