Bensaud and El-Kawafi were two young, outspoken civil society activists who were not afraid to raise their voices for a free and secure Libya. The social media campaign is a way to show that the country’s youth and civil society will not be silenced but aims to continue what the two young activists started. The initiative is encouraging people to follow in the footsteps of Tawfik, Sami, Salwa, Abdulsalam, Fariha, Muftah and all others who have been killed while trying to pursue their fight for a free and peaceful Libya.
Here are some of the Twitter users who are supporting the campaign:
Check out the #IamTawfik hashtag created by Libyans to pay tribute to teenage activist Tawfik Bensaud who was shot dead in Benghazi— Mary Fitzgerald (@MaryFitzger) 28 september 2014
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it is our responsibility, the youth of Libya, to guide the way to a civil, democratic& peaceful nation. We will not be silenced. #IamTawfik— Miss Nina G. (@Ninagleasa) 26 september 2014