Leader Yasser Arafat Street

This morning, on my way to work, I drove through a street I’ve driven through almost everyday of the past 2.5 years, but today I noticed something different in it.

Before, it was called the “Environment Street”, but today I noticed a big sign that says “Boulevard du Leader Yasser Arafat”, or in English “Leader Yasser Arafat Street”.

I heard that a street was named after him here after his death, but I had no idea which one and where.

And true to it’s old name, it’s all green and full of flowers on the sides and in the middle. Pretty worthy of it’s new name.

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Mohamed Marwen Meddah is a web development director, amateur photographer and web enthusiast from Tunisia, currently living in Canada.

3 thoughts on “Leader Yasser Arafat Street”

  1. Tunisia really is a beautiful country with friendly and welcoming people and the government is obviously making a huge effort to attract tourists but the litter! the carrier bags that are all over the country – it’s horrendous. I noticed on the television that there is an advertising campaign against litter so let’s hope it starts to make an impact soon.

  2. I agree that we have a problem with litter in Tunisia, but I think it’s getting better.

    In fact, Tunisia today is so so much cleaner than it was 10 years ago for example.

    There is an ongoing campaign against litter in the country now, and I hope more and more people start understanding how important this issue is and that they do their part in keeping the country clean.

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