Timeline: Egypt´s revolution (CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR) 06/22/12)
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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.
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
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
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. (© The Christian Science Monitor. 06/22/12)
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