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25th Jan 2011
This date Egypt won't forget it because it's
the revolution of egyptian people
(the revolution of facebook youth)

At the beginning of this subject, I'll present some information about me first. I am Mina Marcos. I am a student at El-Hag Hadad school. Our group in my class has decided to make a subject to tell all the world that Egypt is still egypt by its safety and security and invite the tourists to come back to it and not to be afraid and all rumors that say somthing bad about egypt are just lies. Everyone of our group will say a subject about Egypt. I start with the source that is the revolution of 25th Jan 2011. I leave you to see my subject, photos, videos and many things about the revolution.


On the 25th January, 2011 the whole of Egypt was taken by surprise; the young and the old, the rich and the poor, the civilian and the army. Thousands of them answered a call to protest against Mubarak’s regime. It was Police Day; a national holiday. Marches started in various parts of Cairo around noon and eventually started to merge in the early afternoon. Marches continued throughout the afternoon in the downtown area of Cairo with some hindrances by the police in the form of barricades to separate protesters. Protesters continued, nevertheless, to march throughout the downtown area until most of the groups eventually reached Tahrir Square. At 4:50pm, police fire the first tear gas canisters into the crowds to disperse protesters. Tear gas is then fired several more times. Angry protesters start forcing the police back. Rocks are thrown at police. Police rush the protesters, use more tear gas, and use water hoses. The upper hand goes back and forth between protesters and police, each pushed back for awhile and then the process is reversed. I leave protesters that night in the square in a relatively less violent atmosphere, singing the national anthem. Protesters eventually disperse and all go home.




The events of the Revolution from 25th Jan to 1st April

25 January 2011: The "Day of Revolt", protests erupted throughout Egypt, with tens of thousands of protestors gathered in Cairo and thousands more in cities throughout Egypt. The protests targeted President Hosni Mubarak's government, and mostly adhered to non-violence. Nonetheless reports emerged of civilian and police casualties.

26 January 2011: "Shutting down The Internet": After several Facebook groups were created and so-called tweets facilitated mass demonstrations, the Egyptian government decided to shut down internet access for most of the Egyptian people.This was done to impede protestors communicate.

28 January 2011: The "Friday of Anger" protests began. Hundreds of thousands demonstrated in Cairo (which also saw the arrival of opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei) and other Egyptian cities after Friday Prayers. There were reports of looting, and prisons were opened and burned down on orders from then-Minister of the Interior Habib El Adly, causing prison inmates to escape en-masse, in what was believed to an attempt to terrorize protesters. The prison breaks were coupled with the complete withdrawal of police forces from the streets. The military was ordered to deploy to assist the police. International fears of violence grew, but no major casualties were reported. President Hosni Mubarak made his first address to the nation, after 4 days of ongoing protests and pledged to form a new government. Later that night clashes broke out in Tahrir Square between revolutionaries and pro-Mubarak thugs, leading to the injury of several, and the death of Karim Ahmed Ragab.

29 January 2011: The military presence in Cairo increased, and a curfew was declared, but protests increased and even continued throughout the night. The military reportedly refused to follow orders to fire live ammunition, and exercised restraint overall. There were no reports of major casualties.

1 February 2011: Mubarak made a televised address once again after unceasing protests, and offered several concessions. He pledged he would not run for another term in elections planned for September, and pledged political reforms. He stated he would stay in office to oversee a peaceful transition. Small but violent clashes began that night between pro-Mubarak and anti-Mubarak groups.

2 February 2011: "Battle of the Camel". Violence escalated as waves of Mubarak supporters met anti-government protesters, and some Mubarak supporters rode on camels and horses into Tahrir Square. The clashes were believed to have been orchestrated by Habib El Adly, and there were hundreds of casualties. The military tried to limit the violence, repeatedly separating anti-Mubarak and pro-Mubarak groups. President Mubarak reiterated his refusal to step down in interviews with several news agencies. Incidents of violence toward journalists and reporters escalated amid speculation that the violence was being actively aggravated by Mubarak as a way to end the protests.

6 February 2011: Egyptian Christians held Sunday Mass in Tahrir Square, protected by a ring of Muslims. Negotiations involving Egyptian Vice President Omar Suleiman and representatives of the opposition commenced amid continuing protests throughout the nation. The Egyptian army assumed greater security responsibilities, maintaining order and guarding Egypt’s museums. Suleiman offered reforms, while others of Mubarak's regime accused foreign nations, including the US, of interfering in Egypt’s affairs.

10 February 2011: Mubarak formally addressed Egypt amid speculation of a military coup, but rather than resigning (as was widely expected), he simply stated he would delegate some of his powers to Vice President Suleiman, while continuing as Egypt's head of state. Reactions to Mubarak's statement were marked by anger, frustration and disappointment, and throughout various cities there was an escalation of the number and intensity of demonstrations.

11 February 2011: The "Friday of Departure": Massive protests continued in many cities as Egyptians refused the concessions announced by Mubarak. Finally, at 6:00 p.m. local time, Suleiman announced Mubarak's resignation, entrusting the Supreme Council of Egyptian Armed Forces with the leadership of the country.
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13 February 2011: The Supreme Council dissolved Egypt’s parliament and suspended the Constitution in response to demands by demonstrators. The council also declared that it would hold power for six months, or until elections could be held. Calls were made that the council provide more details and specific timetables and deadlines. Major protests subsided but did not end. In a gesture to a new beginning, protesters cleaned up and renovated Tahrir Square, the epicenter of the demonstrations, although many pledged they would continue protests until all demands had been met.

17 February 2011: The army stated it would not field a candidate in the upcoming presidential elections.Four important figures of the former regime were detained on that day: former interior minister Habib el-Adly, former minister of housing Ahmed Maghrabi and former tourism minister Zuheir Garana, as well as steel tycoon Ahmed Ezz.

2 March 2011: The constitutional referendum has been tentatively scheduled for 19 March 2011, but the date is yet to be officially confirmed.

3 March 2011: A day before large protests against him were planned, Ahmed Shafik stepped down as PM and was replaced by Essam Sharaf.

5 March 2011: Several State Security Intelligence (SSI) buildings were raided across Egypt by protesters, including the headquarters for Alexandria Governorate and the main national headquarters in Nasr City, Cairo. Protesters state they raided the buildings to secure documents they believed to show various crimes committed by the SSI against the people of Egypt during Mubarak's rule.

6 March 2011: From the Nasr City headquarters protesters acquired evidence of mass surveillance and vote rigging, and noted rooms full of videotapes, piles of shredded and burned documents, and cells where activists recounted their experiences of detention and torture.

19 March 2011: The constitutional referendum was held and passed by 77.27%.

22 March 2011: Parts of Interior Ministry building catches fire during police demonstrations outside it.

23 March 2011: The Egyptian Cabinet orders a law criminalizing protests and strikes. Under the new law, anyone organizing or calling for a protest will be sentenced to jail and/or a fine of LE500,000 (~100,000 USD).

1 April 2011: The "Save the Revolution" day; Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators filled Tahrir Square on Friday for the largest protest in weeks, demanding that the ruling military council move faster to dismantle lingering aspects of the old regime.


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What I like most during revolution is what you see in the picture above. Muslims and christians are one hand. They stand with each other, help each other and protect each other. This is Egypt that is famous for the harmony among all people live on its ground. I have created this video to express all what is within me about this revolution. I wish you enjoy watching it.




At the end, I want to thank all people who see my subject and especially Ms Azhar because she givs us a golden chance to be heard and seen all over the world through our wiki. I'm very happy as I could express my feelings to our homeland "Egypt". One more word for all people from all over the world. Please Come Back To Egypt!



Resources:
Websites:

http://nadiaelawady.wordpress.com/2011/02/07/egypts-revolution-eyewitness-account-january-25-to-29/
http://ezinearticles.com/?Egypt-25th-January-Revolution-Message-To-The-Whole-World&id=5895316
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011_Egyptian_revolution

Photos:

http://www.melody4arab.com/music/egypt/revolution_jan_25/revolution_january_25_songs/89544375.jpg
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http://english.ahram.org.eg/Media/News/2011/2/7/2011-634326969910280553-28.jpg

Videos:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4mewpnu-MM&feature=player_embedded
The following video is prepared by me (Mina Marcos):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOVR2qdjJWc&feature=player_embedded