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Protests began in tunisia as a result of Muhamed Bouazizi

December 2010

Protests began in tunisia as a result of Muhamed Bouazizi's demonstration.

Mohamed Bouazizi sets himself on fire

December 17 2010

On December 17 2010 Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire in protest of his unfair treatment by the government. His protest started the Arab Awakening.

Protests began in Lebanon, Oman, Yemen, Egypt, Syria, & Morocco

January 2011

Protests began in the countries of Lebanon, Oman, Yemen, Egypt, Syria, and Morocco.

Tunisian government overthrown

January 14 2011

The government was overthrown in Tunisia on 14 January 2011

Thousands of protesters gathered in Cairo Egypt

January 25 2011

Thousands of protesters in Egypt gathered in Tahrir Square, in Cairo. They protested for the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak

President Hosni Mubarak resigned

February 11 2011

On 11 February, the President of Egypt Hosni Mubarak resigned, and transferred his powers to the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces.

Protests broke out against Muammar Gaddafi

February 15 2011

Protests broke out against Muammar Gaddafi's regime in Benghazi, Libya, starting the uprising that would soon turn into the Libyan civil war.

Attempted assassination of Yemen's leader

June 3 2011

The President of Yemen Ali Abdullah Saleh was injured, in a failed assassination attempt.