The Egyptian People vs. The Egyptian Government
People have been protesting for quite some time now in Egypt. They first started out peaceful until they did not achieve anything. Beginning in 2011 the Egyptian Revolution Broke out- basically overthrowing the president. New President Mohamed Morsi took over, supporting a democracy. Morsi, constantly but heads with the military and was eventually overturned. After this occasion, more protests took place, however this time they were violent.
The protests in Egypt took place after the same protests erupted in Tunisia. Leaving Tunisia to hold a major influence over Egyptians. The Egyptians were angry because they have basically no more freedom than their neighboring country Tunisia. Egypt has taken a major blow to their economy that used to be so well off. Egyptians are now poorer than Tunisians, of their cousin country to the west.
"What's Happening in Egypt Explained." Mother Jones. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 May 2015.