12 Things You Didn’t Know About The Arab Spring

Written by Lillian Mutiso

The Arab Spring was a series of anti-government protests that rocked Middle East and the North African nations of Tunisia, Libya and Egypt. It started on December 18, 2010 in Tunis, Tunisia.

The revolution led to the fall of long standing regimes in the region. In Libya, various factions sprang up, trying to seize control of the nation. Most parts of the country are still relatively unstable.

Below are 12 things to know about the revolution.

Sources; npr, Independent, BBC, CNN, Aljazeera, The Atlantic, amnesty International, Mail Online, The New York Times, Al Arabiya News, The Daily Signal, The Times, The Economist, The Guardian