Arab Spring Timeline

Tunisia

Start of Arab Spring (Tunisia)

December 18, 2010

Mohammad Bouazizi in Tunisia sets himself on fire b/c of unfair police

Tunisia's president left country; new temp government established

February 27, 2011

The leader, Ben Ali, gave up and left the country to Saudi Arabia and the government was replaced with a new temporary government by February 27th

Officially New Tunisian Government by people's vote

October 23, 2011

Algeria

Algeria starts protesting unfair government

December 29, 2010

Algerian Government removes 19 yr state of emergency, adds better voting rights

January 15, 2011

Jordan

People of Jordan start to protesting change

January 14, 2011

King Abdullah of Jordan constantly changes Prime Minister b/c ongoing protests

02/01/2011 - October 23, 2012

Oman

People of Oman start to protest for better govt and jobs

January 17, 2011

Omani govt gave law making powers to elected legislature

May 2, 2011

Egypt

Egyptian people start protesting govt

January 25, 2011

Egyptian govt appoints new cabinet

Jan 28, 2011

Pres. Hosni Mubarak gives presidential powers to VP

February 10, 2011

Yemen

People of Yemen protest govt

January 27, 2011

Yemeni govt overthrown

February 27, 2012

Bahrain

Bahraini people start to protest

February 14, 2011

Libya

Libyan people start to protest

2/15/2011

Libyan protesters took over second largest city; capitol starts protesting

2/18/2011 - 2/20/2011

Libyan govt overthrown, Pres Ghadaffi dies

8/23/11

Kuwait

Kuwaiti people protest govt; leads resignation of prime minister and parliment

2/19/2011

Syria

Syrian people start to protest

3/15/2011

100,000 protesters central square of Homs demand the president to step down

4/18/2011