Revolution for Freedom and Dignity – stamp set from Tunisia

Tunisia has released a series of four stamps to commemorate the revolution of January 14, 2011 which left an unforgettable experience rooted in the memory of all Tunisians.

The revolution for freedom and dignity began in the town of Sidi Bouzid in December 17, 2010, when the young Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire in protest against deteriorating social conditions in which he lived. This tragedy has stoked anger among the people.

The events led to the ousting of longtime President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in January 2011.

The first stamp shows the portrait of Mohamed Bouazizi, circulated during the revolution; the second stamp illustrates the crowd calling for freedom and dignity. On the third stamp appear the famous verses of the poet Abou El Kacem Chebbi. The fourth stamp illustrates the role played by communication and technologies in the success of the revolution.

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