December 15, 2019
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Arab Spring Timeline
Arab spring Timeline
⟶ Updated 25 days ago ⟶
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Mohamed Bouazizi sets himself on fire outside a local government office in an act of protest after being arrested by police for not having a permit to run a vegetable stall.
Tunisian president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali resigns and flees to Saudi Arabia.
The first coordinated mass protests are held in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt.
Protestors in several predominantly Muslim countries stage “Days of Rage” to oppose authoritarian governments and push for democratic reforms.
Egypt’s Mubarak steps down.
protests broke out against Muammar Gaddafi's regime in Benghazi, Libya, starting the uprising that would soon turn into the Libyan Civil War.
Prime Minister of Egypt, Ahmed Shafik, resigns
Pro-democracy protests begin in Syria.
Police beat thousands of pro-democracy protesters in Morocco.
President of Yemen Ali Abdullah Saleh was injured in a failed assassination attempt and made his Vice President, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Al-Hadi, the Acting President of the nation.
Moroccan voters approve constitutional changes that limit the power of the country’s monarchy.
Rebels in Libya launch battle to take control of Tripoli.
Yemenis hold a “Million Man March,” a large-scale pro-democracy protest.
Egypt protested against the destruction of a church. The Army responded by attacking the protesters with tanks
Libyan dictator Colonel Muammar Gaddafi is captured by rebels, tortured and killed.
Tunisia holds first democratic parliamentary elections.
Yemen dictator Ali Abdullah Saleh signs a power-sharing agreement.
Egypt holds first democratic elections for parliament.
The Egyptian people voted and Ahmed Shafik and Mohammed Morsi were the two winners
hundreds of thousands of protesters demonstrating against Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi, after he granted himself unlimited powers to “protect” the nation, and the power to legislate without judicial oversight or review of his acts
Mohamed Morsi is deposed as President of Egypt in a coup d'état
The Egyptian government resigns, leading military chief Sisi to run for president.
Egypt secures a $12 billion loan deal with the International Monetary Fund and devalues its currency leading to economic instability
Mubarak is freed after six years of detention and cleared of charges including corruption and the killing of protesters in 2011.
Islamist militants kill more than 300 people at a mosque in the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt’s deadliest such attack.
Tunisia has first freely elected president Beji Caid Essebsi
The Tunisian people prepare to vote for the second elected president
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