Monday, October 24, 2011

The spark that started a prairie fire - Mohamed Bouazizi

Voting begins in Sidi Bouzid, birthplace of Arab Spring | "IN Sidi Bouzid, the town that gave birth to the revolution that ousted Tunisia's Zine el Abidine Ben Ali and sparked the Arab Spring, proud and happy voters queued in their hundreds to take part in a historic vote.
It was in Sidi Bouzid, part of the Tunisian interior overlooked for investment by the former regime, that fruit seller Mohamed Bouazizi, an unemployed university graduate, set himself on fire on December 17 to protest abuses under Ben Ali's 23-year regime."

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