World War II
View of Sidi Bouzid, Tunisia
It was the site of a battle
which took place in February 1943, part of the Tunisian Campaign
of World War II. This battle began on 14 February 1943 at nearby Faid Pass when the German 10th and 21st Panzer Divisions attacked elements of the US 1st Armored Division and 168th Infantry. This Battle of Sidi Bou Zid
was the opening act in what became known as the Battle of Kasserine Pass
Role in the Tunisian revolution
On 17 December 2010, clashes occurred in Sidi Bouzid between residents and the police following the public suicide of Mohamed Bouazizi
Bouazizi worked as one of the city's street Named ( Rahba ) vendors selling fruit. He set fire to himself on 17 December as protest against the authorities' seizure of his goods, after an alleged refusal to pay a bribe to officials, and the police harassment and violence he suffered as a result. He died of his injuries on 4 January 2011.
In early January 2011, more clashes with the police in Sidi Bouzid led to at least 20 deaths.
Protesters in Sidi Bouzid began taking pictures, but most importantly video clips, of these events and the violence meted out to them (including firing live rounds) using 'smart phones'
and other mobile devices. They were then posted extensively on the web using social media
sites. As a direct result, violent protests soon spread through the country, eventually reaching the capital of Tunis
. As the uprising intensified, President Ben Ali
fled the country on 14 January 2011.
In late July, 2013, officials declared that their city had seceded
from Tunisia and would not return to control of the central government unless Islamist
government led by Ennahda
party was removed from power.
The city is represented by the Étoile olympique de Sidi Bouzid
in the Tunisian football
competitions. It played in the national Tunisian football league for the first time in 2016 and after 2 years it return to the second division.
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The Station ID for Sidi Bouzid is 44848111.
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