In their traditional manner; Anonymous launched a series of DDoS attacks against government websites. Additionally, Anonymous provided protesters with documents required to take down the incumbent government as well as distributing a care package, among other things, including Tor, and a greasemonkey script to avoid proxy interception by the government. The providing of information was considered by some a part of Operation Leakspin. They also aided in passing information about the protests in and out of the country.
At first Anonymous posted a video on YouTube declaring their intentions. Anonymous begun DDoS attacks. It wasn't long before multiple government websites in Tunisia were taken offline as a result of the attacks. Anonymous supplied protesters, through Tunisian blogger Slim Amamou, with anonymising software such as Tor. While the group waged its war online, large-scale professional strikes by Tunisia's professional class of lawyers and teachers were also occurring, and this culminated in the fleeing of President Ben Ali on January 14, 2011.