Middle East Research and Information Project: Critical Coverage of the Middle East Since 1971

While Mohamed Bouazizi’s self-immolation will undoubtedly remain the iconic image of the 2011 Tunisian revolution, another set of pictures has also stuck in the minds of Tunisians. On the evening of January 14, despite an army curfew, a man staggered across Avenue Habib Bourguiba, shouting, “Ben Ali fled -- the Tunisian people is free! The Tunisian people will not die! The Tunisian people is sacred!”

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How to cite this article:

Nadia Marzouki "From People to Citizens in Tunisia," Middle East Report 259 (Summer 2011).