Tuesday, March 15, 2011

January 25th, 2011
قوم يا مصري
On January 25th, 2011, hundreds of thousands of Egyptian youth took to the streets of Egypt's major cities to protest against the oppression of the government and to demand their rights. In the days to follow, these protest swelled massively in number to include millions of Egyptian citizens from all socio-economic, educational, and ideological backgrounds, from all over the country. What started out as a large-scale protest on January 25th, developed into a revolution that overthrew the 30 year reign of the then president Mohamed Hosni Mubarak, who was forced to step down from power on February 11th, 2011, i.e. only 18 days after the protests initially began. Throughout this period, the world watched Egypt with awe, as the most civilized revolution in recent history unfolded before their eyes.

The direct translation of the Arabic text is "Get up Egyptian, Egypt is always calling for you".

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