I’m the voice of the uprisers
I’m the right of the oppressed
They took away our rights and shut the door on us
What are they thinking? We are not afraid
I am the voice of the uprisers who are not afraid, our voice will not die
I am the voice of the uprisers who are not afraid, i am free and my word is free
Don’t forget the rights of our bread, don’t forget the igniter of this story/revolution (Mohammed Bouazizi)
I am the voice of the free, i am the voice of the uprisers, our voice will not die
I’m the voice of the uprisers who are not afraid
I’m the secret of the red rose (Tunisia), the people who felt and mourned for her for years and rose up with fire
These are the lyrics that Amel Mathlouthi sang on one of the manifestations against Ben Ali’s dictatorial regimen. In Tunisia, where the Arabian Spring began, Ben Ali has been the leader for 23 years.
With these words recaiming more freedom of expression and more dignity and food for the population, we can see the singer surrounded by a lot of people that is shouting for them to be heard by the government, but we can also see the respect of the people who is closer to her, because they want peace and they have also respect to the silence and the words of the others. This revolution hasn’t been a violent movement, it has been a hard reclaim to the governments and it has had very good effects in many countries. In Tunisia, acts like this one forced Ben Ali to run away of his country.
Beatriz Aparicio Vinacua