January 10, 2011

Growing Discontent in Mideast & North Africa

The National, The National

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With the strike of a match, Mohamed Bouazizi did more than take his own life - he ignited the dormant anger of a generation. The 26-year-old graduate, who died from self-inflicted burns on Wednesday, was beaten by police because he was selling fruit and vegetables on the street in Sidi Bouzid in central Tunisia without a permit. Since then, his desperate act has echoed across the region.

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TAGGED: North Africa, Algeria, Tunisia, Middle East


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