Egypt Arab Spring Timeline

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  • Egypt: 21 die in bombing of coptic church

    Egypt: 21 die in bombing of coptic church
    21 die in Suspected al-Quida suicide bombing outside a coptic church in Alexandria
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    The Arab Spring in Egypt

  • Egypt: Man sets himself on fire outside of Egypt´s parlament

    Egypt: Man sets himself on fire outside of Egypt´s parlament
    A man sets himself on fire near the Egyptian parlament building in Cairo.
  • Mass Protest Against Mubarak Regime

    Mass Protest Against Mubarak Regime
    The first coordinated protest turn Cairo into a ´´War Zone´´ as protests demand for the resignation of Hosni Mubarak erupt nationwide.
  • Egypt Crackdown

    Egypt Crackdown
    Secuity forces use tear gas and beatings, hundreds are arrested including foreign journalists. Europian leaders condemn the tactics and anonymous hackers threatens cyber-attacks if Egyptian goverment doesn´t stop censoring the media.
  • Egypt: ElBaradei returns to Egypt

    Egypt: ElBaradei returns to Egypt
    Egyptian opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei returns to Egypt to join anti-goverment protests.
  • Egypt: Mubarak Tries to Headoff Protests

    Egypt: Mubarak Tries to Headoff Protests
    President Mubarak makes his first tv apperance after 4 days of violence, he pleged hs commitment to democracy, but refused to stepdown.
  • Egypt: Mubarak says he will step down- but not yet

    Egypt: Mubarak says he will step down- but not yet
    President Mubarak Pledges to step down on the next election and pave the way for a new leader.
  • Egypt: The Day of Departure

    Egypt: The Day of Departure
    Cairo's biggest protest yet demands Mubarak's immediate departure. Mubarak stays put
  • Egypt: Mubarak Resigns

    Egypt: Mubarak Resigns
    After 18 days of mass protest Mubarak stepped down and handed power down to the military. Crowds pour into Tahrir Square to celebrate.
  • Protesters return to Tahrir Square

    Protesters return to Tahrir Square
    Protesters have packed Cairo's Tahrir Square, piling pressure on the ruling military council to meet demands including the prosecution of Hosni Mubarak in one of the biggest demonstrations since he was ousted.
  • Egypt: Mubarak charged with murder

    Egypt: Mubarak charged with murder
    Egypt referred Hosni Mubarak to court on Tuesday over the killing of protesters and other charges, defying speculation that Egypt's new military rulers would spare the former president public humiliation
  • Egypt: Election Prosponed

    Egypt: Election Prosponed
    Egypt's first democratic parliamentary elections look set to be postponed until November, amid a growing standoff between the ruling military council and protesters who believe their revolution is being betrayed.
  • Troops Retake Tahrir Square

    Troops Retake Tahrir Square
    Egypt's army violently retook Cairo's Tahrir Square from protesters, less than 48 hours before the former president Hosni Mubarak is to stand trial in the capital.
  • Egypt: Mubarak in court

    Egypt: Mubarak in court
    Mubarak is streched into court as his trial begins on charges of economic corruption, striking an illegal business deal and the unlawful killing of protesters.He denies all charges. If found guilty he could face the death penalty.
  • Egypt: Mubarak returns to court

    Egypt: Mubarak returns to court
    A judge ruled that the trial should no longer be televised, prompting fears Mubarak may escape justice.
  • Elections to begin on November 28

    Elections to begin on November 28
  • Egyptians demand quicker move to democracy

    Egyptians demand quicker move to democracy
    Thousands of protesters, including the US actor Sean Penn, took to the streets across Egypt on Friday to call for an end to emergency laws dating back to the rule of Hosni Mubarak, and blamed for some of that era's worst human rights abuses.
  • Egypt's ruling generals accused of buying time to stay in power

    Egypt's ruling generals accused of buying time to stay in power
    Egypt's ruling military generals have unveiled plans that could see them retain power for another 18 months, increasing fears that the country's democratic transition process is under threat.
  • Egypt: Cairo clashes leave at least 24 dead

    Egypt: Cairo clashes leave at least 24 dead
    Military police blamed for using excessive force as protest march by Christians over church attack erupts into worst violence since fall of Mubarak.
  • Egyptian anger grows after latest case of death by torture

    Egyptian anger grows after latest case of death by torture
    Critics say Essam Ali Atta's death shows junta is failing to dismantle Mubarak's brutal security apparatus
  • Egyptian revolutionary Alaa Abd El Fattah arrested by junta

    Egyptian revolutionary Alaa Abd El Fattah arrested by junta
    Mubarak opponent and blogger refuses to recognise authority of prosecutors after charge of inciting violence against military
  • Egypt: Alaa Abd El Fattah´s Mother goes on Hunger Strike

    Egypt: Alaa Abd El Fattah´s Mother goes on Hunger Strike
    The mother of one of Egypt's best-known activists has gone on hunger strike to protest against her son's detention by the country's military rulers.
  • Egypt's National Democratic party members can stand for office, says supreme court

    Egypt's National Democratic party members can stand for office, says supreme court
  • Egyptians return to Tahrir Square to protest against military junta

    Egyptians return to Tahrir Square to protest against military junta
    Thousands gather for one of the largest demonstrations since Hosni Mubarak was ousted and new rulers took over.
  • Egypt: violent clashes in Cairo leave two dead and hundreds injured

    Egypt: violent clashes in Cairo leave two dead and hundreds injured
    Egyptian security forces open fire on thousands of protesters in Tahrir Square, leaving two dead and more than 600 injured
  • Egypt's cabinet offers to resign as protests against junta grow

    Egypt's cabinet offers to resign as protests against junta grow
    Egypt's interim government has tendered its resignation following a third day of deadly violence in Cairo, throwing the country into fresh turmoil less than a week before nationwide parliamentary elections are due to begin
  • US condemns Egypt's military rulers amid exasperation among protesters

    US condemns Egypt's military rulers amid exasperation among protesters
    State department finally points finger after days of equivocal statements avoiding direct criticism
  • Egypt: Estimated Crowd of more than 100,000 gathers In Tahrir Square

    Egypt: Estimated Crowd of more than 100,000 gathers In Tahrir Square
    A massive crowd gather on Tahrir Square on a day that also saw a new military-elected prime minister, US calls for civillian rule to follow parliamentary elections as well a pro-military demonstration in the Egyptian capital.
  • Egypt Votes

    Egypt Votes
    Fears of violence and chaos unfounded with no major violations or security incidents reported in first free ballot for over 80 years
  • Egypt's military will have final say on country's new constitution

    Egypt's military will have final say on country's new constitution
    Scaf generals say they will have final approval over new political system, whatever the outcome of the election
  • Egypt's violence continues in Cairo streets over military rule

    Egypt's violence continues in Cairo streets over military rule
    Security forces and protesters clash in running battles in streets around Tahrir Square 24 hours after nine confirmed dead
  • People’s Assembly met for the first time since Egypt’s revolution

    People’s Assembly met for the first time since Egypt’s revolution
    Democratically-elected representatives of the People’s Assembly met for the first time since Egypt’s revolution, and the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces transferred legislative authority to them.
  • Military ruler Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi said the decades-old state of emergency will be lifted partially on Wednesday 25 January

    Military ruler Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi said the decades-old state of emergency will be lifted partially on Wednesday 25 January