The Arab Spring


 On December 17, a Tunisian fruit seller ignited an uprising that caused the fall of the authoritarian president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.  By the middle of January 2011, protest movements were launched in a number of other Arab countries starting the so-called Arab Spring. The slogan "The People Want the Fall of the Regime [al-sha`b yurid isqat al-nizam; see video]. Shorter cries such as, degage, irhal, game over, down with the regime, ghur, etc... became widespread. These pages  attempt to document some of these historic moments. Feel free to send us any document that you would like to share with the academic community and the public.