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A civilian wearing a mask holds a Tunisian flag in Sidi Bouzid, central Tunisia, Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013 to mark the third anniversary of the Tunisian uprising. Several political groups gather at the square where Mohamed Bouazizi's self-immolation on Dec. 17, 2010 triggered mass protests against social marginalisation and government corruption in Tunisia.

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A civilian wearing a mask holds a Tunisian flag in Sidi Bouzid, central Tunisia, to mark the third anniversary of the Tunisian uprising. Several political groups gather at the square where Mohamed Bouazizi’s self-immolation in December 2010 triggered mass protests against social marginalisation and government corruption

Tunisians demonstrate with Anonymous masks  to mark Martyr's Day in Tunis, Tuesday, April, 9, 2013.

Tunisians demonstrate with Anonymous masks to mark Martyr's Day in Tunis, Tuesday, April, 9, 2013. Hassene Dridi/AP

Martyrs Day is marked annually on 09 April to honor those who defied the French rule. On 09 April 1938, a popular leader of the Neo-Destour (New Constitution) Party was arrested sparking wide-spread protests that were suppressed by French policemen killing at least 22 and injuring some 150 others.