Revolution in Tunisia and Egypt

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    Revolution in Tunisia and Egypt

  • Bouazizi attempts suicide

    Mohammed Bouazizi lit himself on fire after police officers took his produce stand and beat him for resisting. This outraged crowds and revolts started that same day in Sidi Bouzid.
  • Falhi, 22, commits suicide during protest.

    Houcine Falhi electrocutes himself after shouting "No to misery, No to unemployment!" during a riot in Sidi Bouzid.
  • Protestor shot and killed by Tunisian Police

    An 18 year old protestor is shot and killed during a violent revolt in Menzel Bouzaiene.
    Also, a 44 year old man is shot and wounded.
    Riots go on and clash violently with security over rampant unemployment.
  • 1,000 people protest in the capital.

    1,000 or so people riot in the streets of Tunis, demanding more jobs.
  • Zine El Abidine Ben Ali scolds protestors

    Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, the dictator of Tunisia, warns on national television, that protesting will have negative affects on the economy.
    At the same time riots occur all over the nation.
  • Bouazizi Dies

    Mohamed Bouazizi dies of his self inflicted burn wounds from two and a half weeks earlier.
  • Zine El Abidine Ben Ali will not run for reelection in 2014

    Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, Tunisia's president, makes a televised address, announcing unprecedented concessions and vowing not to seek re-election in 2014. He pledges to introduce more freedoms into society, institute widespread reforms and investigate the killings of protesters during demonstrations. Some formerly blocked or banned websites become accessible.
  • Ben Ali flees to Saudi Arabia

    After Tunisian Airspace is shut down, Ben Ali tries to fly to France but is rejected, and then goes to Saudi Arabia.
  • Some Tunisian officials resign to placate protesters.

  • Thousands of Tunisians Protest again

    Thousands of protesters take to the streets demanding the resignation of all interim government leaders.
  • Liberation Caravan

    Hundreds travel to Tunis, defying curfew, to aid the anger and resentment of the Tunisian government.
  • Egyptians revolt

    Egyptians call for an uprising against poverty, unemployment, government corruption and the rule of president Hosni Mubarak.
  • Police strike back in Egypt

    Police use tear gas, rubber bullets, and water cannons to disperse the revolution in Cairo.
  • Egypt communications fail

    Internet and cell phone connections have major disruptions.
  • Massive Tehrir revolt

    Protesters remain in Tehrir square and refuse to leave (Egyptian government threatens to bring in the military.)
  • Mubarak appears on television

    Hosni Mubarak announces on television that he will not run for re-election but refuses to step down from office.
  • Tunisian revolution report

    A UN investigative panel reports that at least 219 people were killed during the uprising again Ben Ali, a figure it says is likely to rise. Another 510 Tunisians were injured.
  • Day of Departure

    Hundreds of thousands of anti-government protesters gather in Tahrir square for what they have called the "Day of Departure"
  • Egyptian Labor Unions Join protest for better pay

  • Mubarak resigns

  • Protesters celebrate in Tahrir square

  • Protesters leave Tahrir square