was an intensive campaign of civil resistance, including a series of street demonstrations taking place in Tunisia, and led to the ousting of longtime president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in January 2011.
It eventually led to a thorough democratization of the country and to free and democratic elections.
Following Ben Ali's departure from the country, a state of emergency was declared.
The demonstrations were caused by high unemployment, food inflation, corruption, and resulted in scores of deaths and injuries, most of which were the result of action by police and security forces against demonstrators.
The protests were sparked by the self-immolation of Mohamed Bouazizi on 17 December 2010 The Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet was awarded the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize for "its decisive contribution to the building of a pluralistic democracy in Tunisia in the wake of the Tunisian Revolution of 2011".
“I have been coming to the hammam since I was born.” She lives with her family in an old house nearby, with no shower or hot water.
Most people go to the hammam on the weekends, more often in the chilly winter months than during the summer.