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ARAB SPRING 10 YEARS AGO – Remembering Mohamed Bouazizi: The man who sparked the Arab Spring (Thessa Lageman, Al Jazeera)

“17 December 2010 would have been a normal day if the local press and people hadn’t been here,” says Ali Bouazizi. “The fact they decided to stop being afraid of the government changed everything.” https://www.aljazeera.com/features/2020/12/17/remembering-mohamed-bouazizi-his-death-triggered-the-arab

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ARAB SPRING 10 YEARS AGO – How economic hardship fuelled the Arab Spring 10 years ago (Abubakr Al-Shamahi, Al Jazeera)

When anti-government protests began in the interior Tunisian town of Sidi Bouzid in mid-December 2010, Zakaria Hamdi knew he had to join. https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/12/17/bread-and-gas-economic-boost-needed-after-arab-spring