You Won't Fool the Children of the Revolution

 3rd generation says no to slavery

In the uprisings across the Arab world, protesters are finding that revolution is sometimes child's play.

BY SUZANNE MERKELSON, AYLIN ZAFAR | MARCH 31, 2011


Many children have died and countless more have been injured, orphaned, or displaced from their homes over the course of this year's Arab uprisings. But the Arab Spring's youngest are not only victims -- leading chants in Cairo's Tahrir Square to joining up with Libya's rebel fighters to camping out in Pearl Square in Bahrain to being jailed for writing the graffiti that inspired Syria to rise up, the children of the Arab Spring are proving that the future belongs to them.
In Yemen, children have been at the forefront of protests --  UNICEF counts at least 19 who have been killed by both snipers and explosions over the course of the protests that have gripped the nation since early February -- an estimated 20 percent of the total casualties. Above, a young Yemeni boy wears a headband that says in Arabic "I'm the next martyr" during an anti-government protest in the capital Sanaa on March 27.
AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images

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