2011 Egyptian revolution (Arabic: ثورة ٢٥ يناير thawret 25 yanāyir, Revolution of 25
January) took place following a popular uprising that began on 25 January 2011.
The uprising, in which the participants placed emphasis on the peaceful nature
of the struggle, mainly comprised a campaign of civil resistance, which
featured a series of demonstrations, marches, acts of civil disobedience, and
labor strikes. Millions of protesters from a variety of socio-economic and
religious backgrounds demanded the overthrow of the regime of Egyptian
President Hosni Mubarak. Despite being predominantly peaceful in nature, the
revolution was not without violent clashes between security forces and
protesters. The campaign took place in Cairo, Alexandria, and in other cities
in Egypt, following the Tunisian Revolution that saw the overthrow of the
long-time Tunisian president. On 11 February, following weeks of determined
popular protest and pressure, Mubarak resigned from office.