The series of protests and demonstrations
The series of protests and demonstrations (both non-violent and violent) across the Middle East and North Africa, which began in December 2010, has become known as the Arab Spring. There were also riots and civil wars in the Arab world. They started in Tunisia in December 2010, Egypt in January 2011, in Yemen, Bahrain, Libya, and Syria in late January, mid-February, mid-February and mid-March 2011. Many Arab Spring demonstrations were met with violent responses from authorities. These attacks were answered with violence from protestors in some cases. As a result, the governments were overthrown and there was a successful transition to democracy in Tunisia, the new government is still developing in Egypt. Protests were stopped, but no major changes were made in Bahrain. Fighting a civil war in Yemen, Libya, and Syria. The protests also caused similar unrest elsewhere throughout the Middle East and North Africa, resembling a chain effect.