2011 Egyptian revolution

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  • Day of Revolt

    Day of Revolt
    SOURCENationwide protests against the government of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak began. Tens of thousands of protesters gathered in Cairo, with thousands more in cities throughout Egypt. After several Facebook groups were created and so-called tweets (from Twitter) facilitated mass demonstrations, the Egyptian government decided to shut down access to Twitter, although Egyptians were still able to access the website through third-party mobile applications. The Twitter block was lifted the next day
  • Friday of Rage

    Friday of Rage
    VIDEOSOURCEProtests began, the Egyptian authorities ordered most protests began, the Egyptian authorities ordered most Communication and Internet services to be shut down in an attempt to disrupt the protests. That same morning, the authorities had also shut down the country's mobile phone carriers. Shortly after Friday prayers, hundreds of thousands gathered in Cairo and other Egyptian cities. Opposition leader Mohammed ElBaradei traveled to Cairo to participate. Some shooting was reported.
  • 1 February 2011

    1 February 2011
    SOURCEMubarak made a televised address once again after unceasing protests, and offered several concessions. He pledged he would not run for another term in elections planned for September, and pledged political reforms. He stated he would stay in office to oversee a peaceful transition. Small but violent clashes began that night between pro-Mubarak and anti-Mubarak groups.
  • Battle of the Camel

    Battle of the Camel
    SOURCEVIDEOViolence escalated as waves of Mubarak supporters met anti-government protesters, and some Mubarak supporters rode on camels and horses into Tahrir Square. The military tried to limit the violence, repeatedly separating anti-Mubarak and pro-Mubarak groups. President Mubarak reiterated his refusal to step down in interviews with several news agencies.
  • Friday of Departure

    Friday of Departure
    After two days of clashes with supporters of the regime, their goal remained the same: Force out President Hosni Mubarak. Egyptians did not settle for Mubarak's announcement of ceding his powers to Suleiman, and set up massive protests in many Egyptian cities. At 6:00 pm local time, Suleiman announced Mubarak's resignation and that the Supreme Council of Egyptian Armed Forces would assume leadership of the country.
  • Save the Revolution Day

    Save the Revolution Day
    VIDEOSOUCEThousands of demonstrators filled Tahrir Square on Friday for the largest protest in weeks, demanding that the ruling military council move faster to dismantle lingering aspects of the old regime. The protest to "save the revolution" was organized by the Youth Revolution Coalition, a group of activists who helped launch the January 25 protests that led to Mubarak's overthrow 18 days later. Mubarak and his family remain under house arrest in Egypt with their overseas assets frozen.
  • Friday of Retribution

    Friday of Retribution
    Tens of thousands of protesters gathered in Suez, Alexandria and Tahrir Square in Cairo, to voice frustration with the ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces for what they called the slow pace of change five months after the revolution. Mubarak is to stand trial on Aug. 3 on charges of corruption and ordering the killing of protesters.
  • Friday of Determination

    Friday of Determination
    Hundreds of thousands of protesters gathered in Suez, Alexandria and Tahrir Square in Cairo. Protests, including indefinite sit-ins in public squares like those that forced Mubarak from power, showed the rising opposition to the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) military junta that replaced Mubarak. They demanded immediate reforms and swifter prosecution of former officials from the ousted government.
  • Demonstrators return

    Demonstrators return
    SOURCEDemonstrators return to the square, with Coptic Christians standing guard as Muslims protesting the regime pause for prayers. The Health Ministry says at least 23 have died and over 1,500 have been wounded since 19 November.Solidarity protests are held in Alexandria, Suez, and at least five other major Egyptian cities.Dissident journalist Hossam el-Hamalawy tells Al Jazeera that Egyptians will launch a general strike because they have "had enough" of the SCAF.
  • The final results

    The final results
    The final results of the parliamentary elections, held between November 2011 and January 2012, are announced. Islamists constitute a large majority in the newly elected People’s Assembly, with the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party winning about 47 percent of the seats in the assembly and the Nūr Party winning 25 percent.