People in the Arab countries on Saturday expressed their concerns over the riots taking place in Tunisia and the ousting of Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, Xinhua reported.
Demonstrators gathered in front of Press Syndicate in Cairo on Saturday, chanting the Tunisian National Anthem to show solidarity with the Tunisians.
Egyptians rushed to the Tunisian Embassy in Cairo and joined in a group of Tunisians to celebrate Ben Ali's ousting and success of the Tunisians.
In Jordan, around 50 trade unionists held a sit-in outside the Tunisian Embassy in Amman, chanting "the Tunisian Revolution will spread." Jordan's Islamic Action Front (IAF) on Saturday called for enhancing public freedom and combating corruption in the Arab countries.
The Tunisian riots came amid tensions due to deterioration in the living condition and spreading unemployment in the country that has been plagued by protests since December 2010 which killed a total of more than 20 people.
A joint study by the Arab League and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) submitted to the Arab summit that convened in 2009 indicated that young people in most Arab countries constitute 50 percent of the unemployed, which makes the highest rate in the world.
Ousted Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali fled the country on Friday afternoon following massive demonstrations that urged him to step down, despite his announcement on Thursday that he would not run for another term in 2014.
The fall of the Tunisian president came after massive protests that erupted a month ago when a university graduate Mohamed Bou' aziz set himself on fire in protest of security forces that confiscated his vending cart. Bou'aziz worked on selling fruits and vegetables after he failed to get a job in Tunisia with his university degree.