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Middle East Protesters Try to Avoid Mistakes of Arab Spring



Photo of Over 100,000 Bahrainis taking part in the "March of Loyalty to Martyrs" in Manama honoring political dissidents killed by security forces
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After the Arab Spring protests of 2011 sparked years of war and chaos, the Middle East and North Africa’s remaining regimes often made a menacing case to their people about the risks of revolution: Rise up, and your country could turn into a war zone like Syria or Libya.
In 2019, people across the region protested anyway, showing they are willing to risk another round of upheaval to challenge repressive and dysfunctional governments and demand democracy.
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