2011 Egyptian Revolution

The main problem was that the people of Egypt were being abused by the government and experiencing injustices such as high unemployment rates and poverty rates. These clashes were mostly between Mubarak supporters and pro-democracy protesters but other innocent people would get hurt during those revolts.

January 25, 2011 marks the day that the Egyptians named, "Day of Rage" where violent protesters attacked police and went on strikes. They did this to show that they were tired of their president, Hosni Mubarak who had done nothing to help the people who were suffering. The crowds would chant, "Down with Mubarak." Police would fight back with tear gas and water cannons to try and calm down the furious crowds.

This was dude to harsh rulers who abuse of their power and do not do much to help the people. Also police brutality was one key factor that led to the Day of Rage. People were fed up with an abusive government and lack of structure. People were at a low point and were experiencing high unemployment and poverty rates along with hunger and corruption.

After a young man died from police brutality, a group of young Egyptians formed to peacefully protest against police brutality. With Hosni Mubarak gone after his nearly thirty years in power, people are peacefully protesting and have opened up for change that they have been waiting and hoping for. Instead of using violence, people would gather and make signs instead of disrupting order.

Works Cited:

Parks, Cara. "Mubarak Faces Egypt Protests On 'Day Of Rage'" The Huffington Post. TheHuffingtonPost.com, n.d. Web. 01 May 2015.

"Spreading Revolution." The New York Times. The New York Times, 05 Sept. 2014. Web. 01 May 2015.



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