November Security Update-(Occupy Movement & Notes…)
The Occupy Movement has gone global and perhaps now made its way to Tunisia. The movement is focused on bringing attention to the social and economic inequality throughout the world. It is documented that the movement started in Kuala Lumpur on July 30, 2011. Other protests followed in New York City, San Francisco and over 95 other cites across 82 countries and 600 communities in the United States. Interestingly enough, the movement was inspired by the Arab Spring and the events that took place here in Tunisia.
Currently, there is a page on Facebook inviting people to participate in an “Occupy Tunis” gathering on Friday, November 11, 2011. Although we can not independently confirm the validity of this event, it is still worth noting. It is also fair to point out that the Occupy Movement has largely been non violent and well-organized. Still, it is always wise to use precaution and good judgment when engaging any type of large gathering.
On Saturday November 12th, “the Stade 7 November in Rades near Tunis will be the focus of the whole continent and the rest of the world” as Tunisians will be intently watching their beloved Esperance football team take on Wydad Athletic Club of Morocco. As you make your weekend plans it’s important to note when big sporting events will take place since such events have on occasion led to incidents of violence. The big match is scheduled to take place at 7pm and the teams will be fiercely competing to win $1.5 million, a ticket to represent the continent at the FIFA Club World Cup scheduled for 8-18 December in Japan, and football glory.