Timeline of Egypt's protests against the ruling regimes

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25 January 2011Egyptian protesters, inspired by uprising in Tunisia, take to Cairo's streets to oust President Hosni Mubarak.
11 February 2011Mubarak, desperate to retain power, brutally puts down demonstrators. After nearly 30 years of authoritarian rule, Egypt's fourth president finally yields, handing power to army council.
28 November 2011Parliamentary elections take place amidst unrest at slow pace of change. The Muslim Brotherhood wins nearly half the seats, and ultra-conservative Salafis take a quarter.


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24 June 2012Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohammed Morsi becomes Egypt's first democratically elected president, narrowly winning with 51.7% of the vote
22 November 2012Public unrest follows Morsi's decision to weaken powers of judiciary, forcing new President into u-turn over some proposals
24 December 2012Nearly two thirds of the population vote in favour of the government's draft constitution for Egypt. Critics, mainly secularists, say the document betrays the revolution. Islamist disagree.


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25 Jan 2013Tahrir Square in Cairo once again becomes the focal point for Egypt's protesters. On the two year anniversary of the start of the revolt against Mubarak, angry crowds chant for his successor, President Mohammed Morsi, to step down.
30 June 2013Millions rally to demand Morsi step down.
3 July 2013The military, having decided that the country has reached a political impasse, deposes Morsi, suspends constitution and imposes interim technocrat government.
4 July 2013Cairo's Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque, a protest camp for pro-Mors supporters, becomes the scene of ongoing bloody battles with security forces.
5 July 2013 Barack Obama and other world leaders urge Egypt to swiftly restore a civilian government. Supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi accuse new interim authorities of carrying out a crackdown of their remaining leaders.
11 August 2013Security forces lose patience with protesters at Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque, threatening to break up sit-ins.
14 August 2013Army moves in to remove protesters, killing scores of people.