The mainstream press reports that ordinary people were driving the protests and that opposition parties played a relatively minor role.
A few highlights from the past couple of days.
Hammamet police station was ransacked and goods torched:
Posh villas belonging to the family of Leila Trabelsi, the hated first lady, were systmatically pillaged:
And French chain stores like Carrefour were trashed and looted.
More reports, footage from protestors, and photos, here: