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Twelve Months of Protest: A Year to the Day, The Arab Spring

Posted: December 17th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Revolute, Standout, That Human Condition | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Twelve Months of Protest: A Year to the Day, The Arab Spring

Twelve Months Of Protest - A Year to the Day - The Arab Spring 2011

A year to the day, Mohamed – Basboosa – Bouazizi’s self-immolation in the sleepy Tunisian town of Sidi Bouzid kicked off a year of global revolt, the convulsions have spread further than Basboosa could ever have been imagined. The Arab Spring was born. A simple street seller, Basboosa had his vegetable cart confiscated by local officials and in protest set himself on fire. His actions ignited a string of anti-government demonstrations that have transformed the Arab world.

Within days of Basboosa‘s tragic protest, thousands of Tunisians lined the streets with a new found instant courage, demanding an end to the 23-year dictatorship of president Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali.

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