Like tens of thousands of Tunisians, Zeid was on the streets in early 2011, in demonstrations that ousted former strongman Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali. But today he says, the revolution hasn’t brought many benefits.
Zeid says unemployment is too high. Hopes for democracy aren’t panning out.
Nor is Zeid alone. Among many youth here, there is a sense of bitter disappointment – or at least impatience for results – after Tunisia’s revolution.
Some of the young bloggers who spearheaded the revolt have become successful in business and media. But roughly one-third of young, working-age Tunisians are unemployed.
Last year, thousands of young Tunisians voted with their feet, setting off for Europe on rickety boats.