The fruit seller Ridha, the handicapped uncle of Mohamed Bouazizi, sometimes stops by. He is now allowed to park his wooden cart where Mohamed's spot used to be. This appears to be the only benefit democracy has given him so far.
The public inspectors are keeping a low profile these days. They can no longer harass the unlicensed vendors, who have become untouchable throughout the country. The vendors have started setting up their stands on Tunis's main shopping streets, so the shop owners called for a strike because smuggled goods from Libya are blocking their displays of higher-quality merchandise.