Three years after Mohammad Bouazizi sparked a wave of uprisings in North Africa and the Middle East with his self-immolation, young people in Tunisia and the rest of North Africa continue setting themselves ablaze, in anger and despair.
More than hunger strikes or street rallies, self-immolation has emerged as the ultimate form of protest for desperate young people in the region and beyond. This has been particularly true in Algeria, Morocco, and especially in Tunisia. Since Dec. 17, 2010, the day Mohammad Bouazizi set himself on fire in the Tunisian western province of Sidi Bouzid, there have been 193 immolations in the birthplace of the “Arab spring,” according to Tunisian fire and rescue statistics.
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