The man who started the Arab Spring: Mohamed Bouazizi

Game Changer

As the Arab League monitors and the Syrian government continues to kill, it is worth noting that it was exactly a year ago a year ago tomorrow that a frustrated and humiliated young Tunisian street vendor named of Mohamed Bouazizi died. He had set himself alight in a suicidal act a few weeks earlier and fanned the flames of what we now call The Arab Spring. Today, our project Game Changer looks at the life of one man, the family that grieves him, the official who confronted him and the village where change is not absolute.

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