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Egypt, January 25th, 2011
The Egyptian revolution happened following a popular uprising that began on Tuesday, 25 January 2011 which is the Annual Police Anniversary. The uprising was a campaign of peaceful civil resistance. Millions of protesters from a variety of the Society demanded the overthrow of the regime of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. Despite being peaceful and white uprising, the revolution was not without violent clashes between security forces and protesters, with people killed and injured. The Revolution took place in Cairo, Alexandria, Suez and other cities in Egypt. On 11 February, following weeks of popular protest and pressure, Mubarak resigned from office.
Egyptian protesters were focused on legal and political issues including police brutality, state of emergency laws, absence of free elections and freedom of speech, uncontrollable corruption, and economic issues including high unemployment, food price inflation, and low minimum wages. The protest organizers demanded the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak regime, the end of emergency low, freedom, justice, and a responsive non-military government.
The Revolution day by day:
25 January 2011: Day of Revolt
26 January 2011: Shutting down the Internet and Mobile Services
28 January 2011: The "Friday of Anger"
29 January 2011: Military presence in Cairo
1 February 2011: Mubarak pledged to not run for another term in the elections planned for September
2 February 2011: "Battle of the Camel"
6 February 2011: The Egyptian army assumed greater security responsibilities
10 February 2011: Mubarak delegates some of his powers to Vice President Suleiman, statement which was refused by the protesters.
11 February 2011: The "Friday of Departure"

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