Influence of protests around the world Libya and Arab Spring..
Mohamed Bouazizi (29 March 1984 – 4 January 2011)was a Tunisian street vendorwho set himself on fire on 17 December 2010 in protest of the confiscation of his wares and the harassment and humiliation that he reported was inflicted on him by a municipal official and her aides. While standing in the middle of traffic, he shouted "how do you expect me to make a living?“ He then doused and set himself alight with a matchstick.
Unrest around the Globe• Despite being very different societies, the countries of southern Europe and North Africa share some problems such as Youth unemployment is sky-high• The speed of events, – the technology of globalization (money can be moved instantly around the world; – immediate communication is enabled by social media)• simply swamped the old order -- whether an Arab monarchy facing rebellious citizens or a European government facing rebellious markets.• a growing distrust of and resistance from political leaders that has taken flight around the globe.
Clockwise from top left: • Protesters gathering in Tahir Square in Cairo, Egypt; • Demonstrators marching through Habib Bourguib Avenue in Tunis, Tunisia; • Political dissidents in Sanaa, Yemen, demanding the resignation of the president; • Thousands of demonstrators in Karrana, Bahrain; • Millions in Douma, Damascus, Syria; • Demonstrators in Bayda, Libya.
Source of Libya Uprising..It was sparked by • With the success ofthe first protests that the protests in Tunisia,occurred in • a wave of unrestTunisia on sparked by the18 December 2010 Tunisian "Burning Man“ struck..Following Mohd. • Algeria,Bouazizis self- • Jordan,immolation • Egypt,in protest of policecorruption • Yemen,and ill treatment. • Then to other countries.
• The series of protests and demonstrations across the Middle East and North Africa has become known as the "Arab Spring“• The protests in the Arab world caught the worlds attention…• Because..
Current Situation• The same day, bowing to pressure from the local militia holding Seif al-Islam el-Qaddafi as a prisoner, Prime Minister Abdel Rahim el-Keeb appointed the militia’s commander to be the new defense minister.• The appointment came as the prime minister named a new cabinet after weeks of bargaining among the competing cities, tribes and militias that formed the loose coalition that overthrew the Qaddafi government but now are struggling to share power.
• On Oct. 20, Colonel Qaddafi was killed as fighters battling the vestiges of his fallen regime finally wrested control of his hometown of Surt.• By early November, many of the local militia leaders who helped topple Colonel Qaddafi abandoned a pledge to give up their weapons. They said that they intend to preserve their autonomy and influence political decisions as “guardians of the revolution.”• The council has pledged in a “constitutional declaration” that within eight months after the selection of a new government, it will hold elections for a national assembly, which will oversee the writing of a constitution. Members voted to name as prime minister Abdel Rahim el-Keeb, an electronics engineer and Qaddafi critic, who spent most of his career abroad.
The Revolution- • Now, in a matter of days and weeks, we witnessed Tunisia Egypt, now Yemen, oust its leaders. • >>Instead of guns, the demonstrators chased the dictators away by launching Facebook, You Tube and Twitter. • We’ve also seen unrest in the most unlikely places: Morocco, Bahrain, and incredulously, Libya. • And all of that lightning-fast action was spread over mere weeks.
The Libyan’s Point of View..• The fact remains that this chain is interlink• Triggered by Tunisia, then Egypt Libya and more .. one voice of all nations…echoed and resonated..• The regime in Egypt etc. are legacy of colonial order, imposed by European, and later American• Now we fight to their way of life as true Muslim nation across middle east