Thousands of demonstrators have gathered in the Tunisian capital, Tunis, to protest the rule of President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali, who announced that he would not seek re-election in 2014. The country has been rattled for weeks by protests over high unemployment, inflation and corruption. The protests have left 23 dead.
Los Angeles Times Middle East correspondent, Borzou Daragahi, is on his way to Tunisia. He reports on the latest unrest in that country.