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2011 Egyptian Revolution

  • Day 1: "Day of Rage"

    Day 1: "Day of Rage"
    Video of Day of RageThis day was known as the “Day Of Rage” because of the massive groups of protesters stormed the streets in Cairo, Alexandria, Mansura, Tanta, Aswan and Assiut. These protesters relied on social networks like Facebook and Twitter. After a few hours, police and protesters clash; police fire tear gas and use water cannons against protesters. The interior minister says that three protesters and a police officer were killed during the riots.
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    Egyptian Revolution

    Overall videoActivists in Egypt call for a protest in their own country against the rule of president Hosni Mubarak, who has been in power for three decades. Egypt’s revolution was televised and Facebook updates, tweets and YouTube videos turned the land of pharaohs and pyramids upside-down. Did Facebook and Twitter cause the revolution? No. But they helped by organizing the revolutionaries, send their message to the world and gain international support. It was reported that in total, 846 Egyptians had died.
  • Day 2

    Day 2
    A protester and a police officer are killed in central Cairo as protesters throw rocks and firebombs at police for a second day. In Suez, police and protesters clash again. Medical personnel in Suez say 55 protesters and 15 police officers have been injured.
  • Day 3

    Day 3
    Protests continue across several cities. Hundreds have been arrested, but the protesters say they will not give up until their demand is met. Protesters clash with police in Cairo neighbourhoods. Violence also starts in the city of Suez again, while in Sheikh Zuweid, several hundred bedouins and police exchange live gunfire, killing a 17-year-old man. Facebook. Twitter and Blackberry Messenger services are disrupted.
  • Day 4

    Day 4
    Internet and mobile phone text message users in Egypt report major disruption to services. Police and protesters clash throughout the country. Eleven civilians are killed in Suez and 170 injured. No deaths are reported in Cairo. At least 1,030 people get injured countrywide. Troops are ordered onto the streets in Cairo, Suez and Alexandria, but do not interfere between police and protesters.The riots continue throughout the night, even as Mubarak says that he dismisses his government.
  • Day 5

    Day 5
    In a speech delivered shortly after midnight, Mubarak announces that he has dismissed his government, but he refuses to step down from power. Thousands of protesters in Cairo's Tahrir Square stand their ground,despite troops firing into the air. Mubarak appoints a vice-president for the first time during his thirty years in power. The man now second-in-command is Omar Suleiman, the country's former spy chief, who has been working closely with Mubarak.
  • Day 6

    Day 6
    Thousands of protesters remain in Cairo's Tahrir Square.Turkey has announced that it is sending an aircraft to evacuate its citizens. The US embassy in Cairo has advised all Americans currently in Egypt to consider leaving as soon as possible
  • Day 7

    Day 7
    Mubarak still refuses to step down, even though there are growing calls for his resignation. Protesters continue to defy the military-imposed curfew. About 250,000 people gather in Cairo's Tahrir Square and hundreds march through Alexandria. Groups continue to call for a "million man march" and a general strike on Tuesday to commemorate one week since the protests began. Meanwhile, the military says that they will not attempt to hurt protesters.
  • Day 8

    Day 8
    Hosni Mubarak announced on television that he will not run for a re-election but refuses to step down from office which is what the protesters really want. After his speech, clashes break out between pro-Mubarak and anti-government protesters in the Alexandria. Number of protesters in Cairo's Tahrir Square are revised to more than a million people. Thousands more take to the streets throughout Egypt, including in Alexandria and Suez.
  • Day 9

    Day 9
    Violent clashes go on for much of the day around Tahrir Square in Cairo. Up to 1,500 people are injured, some of them seriously, and by the day's end at least three deaths are reported. Some anti-government protesters say the military allowed thousands of pro-Mubarak supporters, armed with sticks and knives, to enter the square.
  • Day 10

    Day 10
    Bursts of heavy gunfire early aimed at anti-government protesters in Tahrir Square, leave at least five people dead and several more wounded. Weapons fire begin at around around 4am and continue for more than an hour.
  • Day 11

    Day 11
    Video stop at 1:40ishHundreds of thousands of protesters gather in Cairo's Tahrir Square for what they have called the "Day of Departure". Chants calling Hosni Mubarak to leave sound across the square. It’s the eleventh day of unrest and mass demonstrations in Egypt.
  • Day 13

    Day 13
    Banks re-open for 3.5 hours, and traffic police are back on the streets in Cairo, in attempts to get the capital to start returning to normal. Protests continue in Tahrir Square; there are reports of gunshots fired by the army into the air.
  • Day 15

    Day 15
    Protesters continue to gather at Tahrir Square, which now resembles a tented camp.The city sees possibly the biggest crowd of protesters, including new protesting Egyptians who have just returned from abroad.
  • Day 17

    Day 17
    Mubarak gives a televised speech which he says is "from the heart". He repeats his promise to not run in the next presidential elections and to "continue to shoulder" his responsibilities in the "peaceful transition" that he says will take place in September. Protesters in Tahrir Square react with fury when Mubarak says he's remaining in power until September. Protesters wave their shoes in the air and demand the army join them in revolt.
  • Day 18

    Day 18
    After tens of thousands people take to the streets across Egypt in angry protests, Omar Suleiman, the vice-president, makes the announcement that Hosni Mubarak resigns as president and hands over power to the army
  • Day 18

    Day 18
    About 2,000 policemen hold a protest outside the interior ministry, demanding better wages and trying to clear the bad reputation they have after fighting with protesters.Soldiers try to remove the remaining protesters in Tahrir Square and their tents. Traffic flows through the square for the first time since the protests began.