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Maryama Oyefusi November 28, 2011 Voice & Movement I The Egyptian Revolution The Egyptian Revolution has also been called the Freedom Revolution, Rage Revolution, as well as the Revolution of Youth. The Egyptian Revolution began on January 25, 2011, which was also the day of Egypt’s National Peace Day holiday. Egyptian’s took to the streets of major cities such as Cairo (Tahrir Square), Alexandria, and Suez in order to protest President Hosni Mubarak’s 30 year reign, as well as, government corruption, lack of freedom of speech, police brutality unemployment, and more. Mubarak had ruled for 30 years, winning the last 5 elections. This was due to the fact that there was constantly a low voter percentage because the citizens believed that the government was corrupt and their votes wouldn’t matter. The people were also protesting the emergency law which suspended constitutional rights, legalized censorship, and extended police powers. This made it possible for the police to arrest people without reason and imprison them indefinitely; with reasoning behind it being so that other groups, such as the Muslim Brotherhood, would not be able to take over the country. The Egyptian Revolution was inspired by the Tunisian Revolution that began in December 2010. It brought to end the 23 year regime of president Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali. This revolution, as known in social media as the Jasmine Revolution, was sparked by the suicide of 26 year old Mohamed Bouazizi on December 17 th , 2010. Bouazizi set himself ablaze as a protest against unemployment after officials had seized his produce cart and publically beat him, and his governor refused to hear his compliant. Once the protests began in Bouazizi home town, the
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