Protests, Bombings, Rioting: This Is How Egypt Is Commemorating The Revolution PHOTOS

by
Fatimah Mazhar
The uprising in Egypt began on January 25, 2011, following a series of events in the Arab region where years-old dictatorships and tyrants were being overthrown by pro-democracy supporters.

The uprising in Egypt began on January 25, 2011, following a series of events in the Arab region where years-old dictatorships and tyrants were being overthrown by pro-democracy supporters.

The events that unfolded are now referred to as the ‘Egyptian Revolution of 2011’, though Egypt remains without any change or visible revolution to date.

Even after getting rid of Hosni Mubarak, Egypt craved for true democracy on the second anniversary of the Arab Spring last year. Egyptian President Muhamed Mursi declared a month-long state of emergency and curfews, following a long weekend of violence during which many people got killed and thousands injured in demonstrations.

Egypt, yet again, shouted “revolution” to oust Mursi, who had become the new Pharaoh of the country. ‘Down down Mursi! Down down the regime that tortured us and killed us!’ chanted people in Port Said in January 2013 as the coffins of the people who lost their lives during the protests were being carried through the streets

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Subsequently, millions of Egyptians flooded into the streets on the first anniversary of “Islamist” President Mohamed Morsi's inauguration in June demanding his resignation, marking the largest demonstrations since 2011 and probably the biggest protests in the country’s history.

Morsi was ousted on 3 July 2013 by the army headed by defense minister Abdul Fatah al-Sisi, and opposition leader Mohamed El Baradei. 
 
The constitution was suspended and the military coup established a new administration. A brutal crackdown was initiated on the Muslim Brotherhood members and leaders, leading to more bloodshed.
 

On Friday, a day before Egypt marked the third anniversary of the Arab Spring uprising, two explosions in Cairo and clashes between the supporters of the military-backed government and the Muslim Brotherhood left at least 18 people dead.

Egyptian Revolution Anniversary In Photos:

Egypt: Revolution Anniversary

Demonstrators from the 6 April movement, Ultras and anti-military groups shout slogans with a lit flare during a protest against government military rules and against Egypt's Army Chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, at Talaat Harab square in downtown Cairo – Reuters

Egypt: Revolution Anniversary

Supporters of Egypt's army and police cheer with national flages in front of armoured personnel carriers (APC) in front of Tahrir square in Cairo, on the third anniversary of Egypt's uprising – Reuters

Egypt: Revolution Anniversary

A vehicle is seen on fire during clashes between pro-Mursi protesters and police – Reuters

Egypt: Revolution Anniversary

A supporter of Egypt's army chief General Abdel Fatah al-Sisi hugs his poster during celebrations of the third anniversary of Egypt's uprising in front of El-Thadiya presidential palace in Cairo – Reuters

Egypt: Revolution Anniversary

An army helicopter flies over supporters of Egypt's army and police at Tahrir Square. Egyptian police fired live rounds in the air to disperse about 1,000 anti-government protesters in central Cairo – Reuters

Egypt: Revolution Anniversary

People hold banners showing artistic renderings of the Nerfititi sculpture during a protest by Amnesty International calling on Egypt to observe human rights in front of Brandenburg Gate in Berlin – Reuters

Egypt: Revolution Anniversary

Egypt: Revolution Anniversary

An injured protester is helped during clashes between police and Mursi supporters in eastern Cairo – Reuters

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