Days of unrest in Tharir square

by Antonio Zambardino

Days of unrest in Tharir square

February 2011.

Commonly known as the Egyptian Revolution, the days of Tahrir started on Jan 25 2011 as a period of popular uprising. Initially It was mainly a campaign of non-violent civil resistance, which featured a series of demonstrations, marches, acts of civil disobedience and labour strikes. Millions of protesters from a variety of backgrounds demanded the end of the regime of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. In spite of its predominately peaceful nature the uprising turn violent when government agents of many denominations attacked the square where the main camp is normally set. During the violent clashes with police forces and other thugs at least 846 people were killed and 6,000 were injured. Former president Mubarak officially stepped down as head of State on Feb 11, 2011.