It started in December 2010 when a Tunisian fruit vendor named Mohamed Bouazizi self-immolated himself to protest the lack of employment opportunities and his mistreatment by local...
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...course of the Arab Spring, nevertheless, remains undeniable. The comparisons between the Arab Spring and the Springtime of the Nations serve to highlight that this phenomenon was not an isolated process and it should not surprise observers if similar use of art occurs in future upheavals within any contemporary society. The success of both these movements have not been, debatably, total. While the Europeans only achieved constitutional monarchies or nation states in the long-run, the Arab movements have also been captured by conservative groups like the Enhadda Party in Tunisia and the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, and many of the achieved liberties are again under threat of government restrictions. Under these circumstances, the new cadre of young artists that rose under the influence of the Arab Spring may find, perhaps, another important role.
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