Saturday 19 August 2017

Full circle: From Tahrir Square to Tahrir Square

25 January



Egyptians march on the headquarters of the ruling National Democratic Party in Cairo. The day ends with protesters chanting "Down with Mubarak" in Tahrir Square.



30 January



Thousands demonstrate against Hosni Mubarak and cheer when Mohamed ElBaradei, the former head of the UN nuclear agency, addresses the crowds: "What we started can never be pushed back."



10 February



Protesters react with fury in Tahrir Square when, amid rumours that he will quit, Mubarak goes on state television and again refuses to resign.



11 February



Wild celebrations take place as Mubarak resigns.



23 March



New military cabinet outlaws protests and strikes, threatening jail terms and fines of $100,000.



27 May



"Day of Anger" as tens of thousands again enter Tahrir Square. Protesters demand civilian trials, a new constitution and trials for those who killed protesters in January and February.



23 July



Violence breaks out after a speech by Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, Egypt's interim military leader. Protesters clash at the Ministry of Defence.



3 August



Trial of Hosni Mubarak and his two sons opens in Cairo.



9 September



Some 3,000 protesters attack the Israeli embassy. The state of emergency is restored as the Israeli diplomatic staff are evacuated.



9 October



At least 25 Copts are killed during a protest against the military council. The demonstrations follow the burning of churches in Upper Egypt.



19 November



Less than two weeks before the scheduled elections are due to take place, protesters again return to Tahrir Square to demand a faster pace of reforms. By yesterday, at least 33 had been killed.



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