Tunisia Hit by Post-Vote Protests

    TUNIS, TUNISIA - JANUARY 23:  Protesters who marched from the rural areas of Tunisia campaign with the national flag outside the prime minister's office for the remnants of the old presidents government step down on January 23, 2011 in Tunis, Tunisia. Protesters from the countryside and the hamlet of Sidi Bouzid, the town where the 'Jasmine Revolution' started, walked through the night to descend on the prime minsiters office where they tore down razor wire barricades and met no resistance from the police or army.  (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

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    It seems Tunisia's first free election didn't go off completely without a hitch. Security forces have fired into the air in an attempt to disperse a crowd of protesters attempting to attack the headquarters of the regional government in Sidi Bouzid, the town that began the uprising that overthrew Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali. Al-Jazeera reports that protesters have reportedly burned down the mayor's office and set fire to a court. The protests began when the political party called the Popular List had several of its seats canceled because of campaign-finance violations. The Popular List placed fourth in the election. The Islamist Ennahdha party won the election, with 41.5 percent of the votes.

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