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Ghada Hamilia

The Tunisian Jasmine Revolution: Call for Change

Thursday, March 31 at 1 p.m. in Friends Hall (SC 219)

Between December 17, 2010 and January 14, 2011, hundreds of thousands of Tunisians took to the streets of Tunisia to protest against poverty, lack of basic freedoms and opportunities under Ben Ali’s government.  Consequently, after a month of public unrest and on the eve of January 14, 2011, the Tunisian president Zine Alabidine Ben Ali left power and fled the country. This peaceful democratic revolution has marked the beginning of a new era for Tunisia as well as for other Arab countries as it inspired other Arab populations to move and create what came to be known as ‘The Arab Spring’.

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