‘The Small Tunisian Town that Sparked the Arab Revolution’

“On Dec. 17, 2010, a fruit seller named Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire after a dispute with a government official. His act triggered the Arab Revolution. Why did it begin in a small Tunisian city? And how have local residents reacted to their new freedoms?”

a must read:

http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/0,1518,751278,00.html

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