What’s Going On In Egypt? Get In The Know: A Timeline of the Egyptian Revolution 2011-Now

If you’ve gotten lost in the constant news updates on the Egyptian Revolution during the past couple of years, here is a way for you to get back or simply just into the loop.

1. January 25, 2011

A huge civilian uprising. People gathered in the streets of Cairo and other Egyptian cities in both peaceful and non-peaceful protest to overthrow President Hosi Mubarak. The assumed death toll: 646 and 6,000 injured.

2. Febrary 11, 2011

Mubarak resigns from office. The Supreme Council of Armed Forces (SCAF) took over during the interim.

3. February 13, 2011

Egypt’s constitution is suspended and parliament is replaced by the military for six months until the next election.

4. April 16, 2011

Falling with Mubarak, the National Democratic Party (NDP), Egypt’s most powerful and leading political party was disbanded by the court. All of its assets were given to the state. The party had existed since 1978.

5. June 2, 2012

Convicted of premeditated murder of peaceful civilians, Mubarak, his family, and former ministers are sentenced to life in prison, but the appeal is overturned and the people riot.

6. June 19, 2012

Enter the Muslim Brotherhood, a controversial Islamic organization that has been around since the 1920s. They are the main political opposition to most Arab nations and on this day protest in Cairo against the SCAF’s abuse of power.

7. June 24-30, 2012

June 24-30, 2012: Longtime Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed Morsi is elected as the 5th president of Egypt

8. July 3, 2013

July 3, 2013: Unhappy with his presidency and accused of being ineffective Morsi is ousted by protesters in what was called a military coup.

9. Now, August, 2013

In a backlash against the military acting as government during Egypt’s second interim of transitioning presidency, Morsi supporters riot. Figurehead president (temporary president) Adli Mansour has just declared a state of emergency for the entire month- a rule that had been overthrown and fought against during Mubarak’s presidency- in addition to removing any restrictions for the police. A 7 p.m. curfew has been instated on most all of Egypt including their trains and public transportation, banks and businesses are closed at this time as well. With the Muslim Brotherhood encouraging protesters to take action the death toll as of August 15 is estimated at upwards of 500.

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