This Happened - January 25: The Egyptian Revolution Begins
After the revolution in Tunisia, anti-regime protests spread to Egypt, sparking two weeks of deadly clashes.
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How did the Jan. 25 Revolution begin?
As a statement against increasing police brutality during the last few years of Hosni Mubarak's presidency, young people in Egypt ran demonstrations, marches, occupations of plazas, non-violent civil resistance, acts of civil disobedience and strikes. Following the initial movement, millions of protesters from a range of socio-economic and religious backgrounds demanded the overthrow of then President Hosni Mubarak.
What was the outcome of the Egyptian Revolution?
Clashes between security forces and protesters resulted in at least 846 deaths and over 6,000 injuries. Protesters also burned over 90 police stations across Egypt. On 11 February 2011, Vice President Omar Suleiman announced that Mubarak resigned as president, turning power over to the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF). the Muslim Brotherhood then took power in Egypt after a series of popular elections, with Islamist Mohamed Morsi ascending to the presidency in June 2012.