ARAB SPRING/TUNISIA – Moncef Marzouki: Has the Tunisian revolution succeeded? (Al Jazeera)

It has been 10 years since a Tunisian fruit seller set himself on fire in protest against police who had beaten him and seized his produce. Mohamed Bouazizi died 18 days later, triggering national outrage.

Hundreds of thousands took to the streets to challenge the authoritarian rule of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. After 24 years in power, the president fled the country on January 14, 2011.

Meanwhile the protests spread beyond Tunisia’s borders.

People across the Middle East and North Africa demanded regime change in their countries, too. The movement became known as the Arab Spring. But what legacy did the uprising leave behind?

Moncef Marzouki, who served as Tunisia’s president from 2011 to 2014, discusses Tunisia’s revolution, 10 years on.

Marco Emanuele
Marco Emanuele è appassionato di cultura della complessità, cultura della tecnologia e relazioni internazionali. Approfondisce il pensiero di Hannah Arendt, Edgar Morin, Raimon Panikkar. Marco ha insegnato Evoluzione della Democrazia e Totalitarismi, è l’editor di The Global Eye e scrive per The Science of Where Magazine. Marco Emanuele is passionate about complexity culture, technology culture and international relations. He delves into the thought of Hannah Arendt, Edgar Morin, Raimon Panikkar. He has taught Evolution of Democracy and Totalitarianisms. Marco is editor of The Global Eye and writes for The Science of Where Magazine.

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