Portraits of 'maîtrisards' - college-educated Tunisians
The ‘maîtisards’ (college-educated) are these famous unemployed graduates who have been left out by Ben Ali’s system. Forty of so of them have been camping since the 4th February 2011 in front of the Tunisian Ministry of Education. Their sit-in is in Impasse Virgile, squeezed between the ministry in charge of them, and the Ministry for Justice and Human Rights. A tent is used as head-quarters for these protestors who sleep in make-shift shelters at night. Impasse Virgile is blocked off with barbed wire that the army and police watch day and night.