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Political Unrest in Egypt

by Vishal Kumar

Timeline of Egypt Unrest :- August 14, 2013 – Two massive camps of the supporters of ousted President Morsi were bulldozed by the Egyptian Security forces today. Tear gas was…

Timeline of Egypt Unrest :-

August 14, 2013

– Two massive camps of the supporters of ousted President Morsi were bulldozed by the Egyptian Security forces today. Tear gas was propelled into the tents and the protestors were moved out. 200 reporters have been killed and 8000 injured as reported by the Muslim brotherhood. Egypt’s head of emergency services has also reported deaths of two security officials. The Egypt Government had stopped the rail ervice to Cairo to prevent more supporters from streaming in.

Two raids were conducted one at a camp near Rabaa al-Adawaiya Mosque and the other at the Nahda camp near Cairo University. More than 200 protestors, caught with ammunition, have been arrested. The sky was filled with black plumes of smoke due to the fire and gas. Children were moved out of the tents with face masks. All roads to Rabba Square have been blocked.

July 27, 2013

-In what is being widely seen as a violation of revolutionary spirit, Cairo and some other cities of Egypt are erupting. In clashes between pro and anti Morsy groups and also in Army and Police crack down on pro Morsy supporters around Tahrir square 100 are feared killed and over 1000 are reportedly injured, many critically.

Social media at this stage is the only credible carrier of news, views and commentaries as their is an official blockade on legit channels operating from Cairo. Twitter is being extensively used at this stage, there are almost 100 tweets happening per minute. It is being speculated that Twitter and Facebook maybe blocked in Egypt very soon to avoid pictures of massacre adding to the woes. At the last count over 5000 unique pictures are in active circulation and the number is only growing.

July 08, 2013

 – Clashes between Morsi supporters and Army – Dozens killed.

July 3, 2013

 — Morsi is deposed and leaders of Muslim Brotherhood are arrested as the deadline passes and no agreement is reached. The Chief Justice of the Supreme Constitutional Court Adly Mansour replaces Morsi as announced by the Egypt’s military chief new presidential elections.

July 2, 2013

 — Morsi in his speech, which was delivered late-night, declared his decision against stepping down. Meanwhile, military officials disclosed their plan of establishing an interim government until the elections are held and cancelling the Islamist-based constitution in case the disputes remain unresolved.

July 1, 2013

 — A 48 hours deadline is given to the president and opposition by the military to resolve their issues as the protests continue

June 30, 2013

 — Millions of protestors gather in Europe demanding Morsi to step down.

Jan. 25, 2013

 — On the second anniversary of the start of the revolt against Morsi, protests are held in many places across Europe.

Dec. 15-22, 2012

 — 63.8 percent of Egyptians voted in favor of the constitution in the two-round referendum.

Dec. 4, 2012

 — Islamists attack an anti-Morsi gathering following the march of more than 100,000 protesters demanding the writing of a new constitution towards the presidential palace.

Nov 19-22, 2012

 — Christians withdrew from the 100-member assembly on the pretext of Islamist’s attempts to impose their will. Morsi’s decree of conferring himself greater powers and his decisions being out of the purview of judicial review and taking away powers from the courts initiate a series of protests.

June 30, 2012

 — Morsi takes the oath for the presidential office.

June 16-17, 2012

 — 51 % of the vote are won by Morsi in the presidential runoff between Shafiq and him.

June 14, 2012

 — The lower house is dissolved on the orders of the Supreme Constitutional Court.

May 23-24, 2012

 — Morsi and Ahmed Shafiq emerge as the top two candidates out of the 13 candidates after the first round of voting in the presidential elections.

Nov. 28, 2011-Feb 15, 2012

 — Parliamentary elections are held for a week. Nearly half the seats are won by the Muslim Brotherhood.

Oct 9, 2011

 — Christians protest in Cairo, and are crushed by troops in which 25 protestors are killed.

Mar 19, 2011

 — Military sponsor the first post-Mubarak vote. Ballots are cast on amendments in constitution.

President Hosni Mubarak resigns

Feb 11, 2011

 – Cairo
President Hosni Mubarak resigns

Feb 2, 2011

 – El Mansoura
About a million demonstrators from Mansoura join the revolution

Feb 2, 2011

 – Alexandria
About 750,000 demonstrators join the revolution

Feb 2, 2011

 – Cairo
The military struggle to control over 2 million protestors assembled at Tahir Square. Death toll peaks following violence.

Jan 28, 2011

 – Cairo
Protests reach a peak.

Jan 26, 2011

 – Siwa
Protesters from all walks of life take to the streets of teh major cities of Egypt.

Jan 26, 2011

 – Cairo
Tahir Square became the center of attention as protesters started to defy the police

Jan 25, 2011

 – Cairo
Violent protests started. Thousands of Egyptians throng the streets of the major cities of Egypt

Jun 2010

 – Alexandria
Businessman Khaled Saeed was brutally killed by the Egyptian police.

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