SOURCES SAY BEN ALI HAS FLED TO MALTA. OTHERS SAY TO FRANCE. STILL TO BE VERIFIED. SOME REPORTS ALSO SAY SOME OF HIS CORRUPT RELATIVES HAVE BEEN ARRESTED. STILL TO BE VERIFIED
THE TYRANT BEN ALI HAS FLED THE COUNTRY. LEADER OF PARLIAMENT TEMPORARILY IN CHARGE. CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL TUNISIANS
Army surrounds Carthage presidential palace, and the airport with tanks. Rumours that army taking over, and that soldiers have arrested some of the President's in-laws, the Trabelssi family at the airport as they try to flee the country! (to be verified)
Channel 4 News is currently liveblogging events in Tunisia, where the popular revolt appears to be growing and threatening key sites of power like state television. The government and parliament have both been disbanded.