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An internet campaign called on fellow citizens and unions to set up committees to support the uprising in Sidi Bouzid. The first to respond was the lawyers union, which went on strike.

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Tunisia powerful main labor union held back in the early weeks but then swung behind the uprising cheap canada goose and organized general strikes until Ben Ali fled on January 14.

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