The Arab Spring. IAFS 1000. Outline. Tunisian Trigger Misconception re Status Quo Ante Spread of Arab Spring Role of Social Media Implications for Syria Conclusions. Origins. 17 Dec 2010: Mohammed Bouazizi , Tunisian fruit-seller, self-immolated to protest abuse
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> varied widely from state to state
> yes, except in Libya
> leaderless revolts won broad Arab following
~ Nov 2011: civil war
Young Egyptians post videos of events in Tahrir Square, 7 Feb 2011)
Images: Mandy Terc, “The Arab Spring and Social Media Research” 10 Mar 2012 PPT
“We are all Khalid Said”
Antigovernment protesters in Bahrain’s Pearl Square Feb. 20.
> hope to preserve “Shiite Crescent”?