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Sidi Bou Zid or Sidi Bouzid is a ceety o Tunisie. It is the caipital o the governorate o Sidi Bou Zid or Sidi Bouzid in the centre o the kintra. It wis the site o the first clashes o the Tunisian Revolution.

Warld War II[eedit | eedit soorce]

It wis the steid o a battle which teuk place in Februar 1943, pairt o the Tunisie Campaign o Warld War II. This battle began on 14 Februar 1943 at nearbi Faid Pass when the German 10t an 21st Panzer Diveesions attacked elements o the US 1st Airmored Diveesion an 168t Infantry. This Battle o Sidi Bou Zid wis the openin act in wha became kent as the Battle o Kasserine Pass.

Sidi Bouzid Riots[eedit | eedit soorce]

Main airticle: Tunisian Revolution

On 18 December 2010, clashes occurred in Sidi Bouzid atween residents an the polis follaein the public sel-immolation o Mohamed Bouazizi. Bouazizi wirked as a street vendor an wis protestin the authorities' seizure o his guids. He dee'd o his injuries on 4 Januar 2011.

In early Januar 2011, mair clashes wi the polis in Sidi Bouzid led tae at least 20 daiths.

Coordinates: 35°02′N 9°30′E / 35.033°N 9.500°E / 35.033; 9.500