Here is still more indication that the "Arab Spring" is not now and never was the pro-democracy, pro-Western movement that the mainstream media assumed and insisted that it was.
"Tunisia: National Guard protests gov't pr-Salafist leniency," from ANSAmed, October 29 (thanks to Insubria):
(ANSAmed) - TUNIS - For three days beginning on Monday, Tunisian National Guardsmen will wear red armbands to protest what they say is the Islamist-led government's excessive leniency towards Salafist extremists. This follows on the wounding Saturday night of Police Commander Wissam Ben Sliman, who intervened when a group of hardline Salafist Muslims attacked alcohol vendors in their small shops in the Dawar Hicher neighborhood, a poor area on the outskirts of Tunis. Slimane is in hospital in critical condition.
The government does not prosecute Salafist extremists, who frequently act outside the law, using Molotov cocktails and knives, a National Guard union leader said. After their actions, Salafists hide in Ennour and El Khalil mosques, which are off-limits to national security personnel, the union leader said.(ANSAmed).