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Timeline: Egypt's revolution

June 22, 2012

June 6, 2010: Khaled Said is beaten to death by police in Alexandria. Within days, a Facebook page titled 'We are all Khaled Said' is created, rallying public anger.

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Dec. 17, 2010: Tunisian Mohamed Bouazizi ignites the Arab Spring.


Jan. 25: Egyptians demand that President Hosni Mubarak step down.

Feb. 11: Mr. Mubarak is forced out; an interim military council (known as SCAF) takes power.

March 19: In the freest vote in half a century, 77 percent of Egyptians approve a revised constitution, paving the way for elections.

Aug. 1: The Army clears Tahrir Square after a month of protests, to the cheers of some.

Aug. 3: A trial opens against Mubarak, who is charged with corruption and killing protesters.

Sept. 9-12: SCAF expands the hated emergency law after protesters breach the Israeli embassy. Protesters say SCAF has become more repressive than Mubarak.

Oct. 9: More than two dozen, mostly Christians, are killed at a Cairo protest. Witnesses accuse the Army.

Nov. 19-21: Largest protests since uprising occur; military promises transition to civilian rule by July 2012.

Nov. 28-29: First round of parliamentary elections begins, eventually yielding an Islamist-dominated parliament.


March 28: Liberals walk out in protest of the selection process for a 100-seat assembly that will write a new constitution; Islamists get a majority of the seats.

April 10: Court suspends the assembly.

May 23-24: First round of presidential elections; a member of the Muslim Brotherhood and Mubarak's former prime minister advance to a runoff vote.

May 31: The state of emergency ends after 31 years.

June 2: Mubarak sentenced to life in prison.

June 14-17: Court ruling leads to dissolution of parliament. Just as polls close in presidential runoff, SCAF makes an 11th-hour power grab that seems to end all pretense of a civilian transfer by July as promised.


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