The Arab Spring continues: An Interactive Timeline

The Arab Spring continues: An Interactive Timeline
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17 December, 2020
An Interactive Timeline of the key events of the Arab Spring wave of uprisings since 2010

Editor's note: This article is part of our special series on the Arab Spring 10th anniversary. The rest of the series can be accessed on this regularly updated portal.


On 17 December 2010, Bouazizi, a Tunisian street vendor born into economic hardship, set himself on fire in front of the office of Sidi Bouzid’s provincial governor. 

Although Tunisia has played a peripheral role in the Arab world comprised of 22 states, the symbolism of his sacrifice and death set off a chain reaction of revolutions, counter-revolutions, civil wars, and foreign invasions implicating the West and the East, reverberating to this day across the Arab word. 

See below an interactive timeline of the key events of the Arab Spring, and its continued echoes in the present day