When Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire on Dec. 17 last year, I was living in the house of a friend who works as a lawyer. Together, we began following the uprisings sparked by his death, verifying information and sharing it with others.
She and I took part in the first demonstration in Tunis in support of the inhabitants of Sidi Bouzid, where Bouazizi lived, and all the protests that followed. She helped me find out about support activities organized by lawyers.
We spent days and nights in front of our computer screens — reading, writing and uploading photos and videos. After that I had the opportunity to travel to Sidi Bouzid, Regueb and Kasserine. I have been subjected to tear gas and soldiers’ fire. I have met the families whose children were fatally shot by police, interviewing them and taking pictures of the dead.
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