Protests began in tunisia as a result of Muhamed Bouazizi's demonstration.
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 the countries of Lebanon, Oman, Yemen, Egypt, Syria, and Morocco.
The government was overthrown in Tunisia on 14 January 2011
Thousands of protesters in Egypt gathered in Tahrir Square, in Cairo. They protested for the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak
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's regime in Benghazi, Libya, starting the uprising that would soon turn into the Libyan civil war.
The President of Yemen Ali Abdullah Saleh was injured, in a failed assassination attempt.