There are calls for a general strike in Tunisia tomorrow (Monday), according to various posts on Twitter. Meanwhile, more and more videos are appearing on the nawaat blog showing protests around the country.
People can be seen on the platforms and railway lines, silently holding a hand over their mouth. A train approaches ringing its bell, but the demonstrators stand their ground and the train comes almost to a halt before they finally step aside. It's very reminiscent of that famous scene in Tiananmen Square where a lone individual challenged a Chinese tank.
The other thing to note is that it all happened without any sign of a police presence.
It seems to me that this sort of tactic could give the authorities quite a headache if adopted on a wider scale.
Posted by Brian Whitaker, 2 Jan 2011.