After the January 25 revolution in Egypt, 1500 families were evicted from their homes in Cairo and have set up makeshift camps. Homeless protesters are now demanding affordable housing.
The political dynamics of Gaza changed after the Egyptian revolution--the interim military government opened the Rafah border crossing. But only people can cross the border, not commercial goods.
Fires erupt after Egyptian youth protesters overrun baltagiya—street gangs—in Tahrir Square. Protesters demand an end to emergency law and police brutality and convictions of security force members.
On June 28, 2011, thousands of young Egyptians joined the protest in downtown Cairo. Ahm markazi (central security forces) used tear gas as demonstrators continued to gather in Tahrir Square.
Clashes broke out in Tahrir Square Wednesday night and over 1,000 people were injured after security forces used tear gas and rubber bullets on protesters.
The postponement of the trial for former interior minister Habib al-Adly and six of his aides caused Egyptians to flood Tahrir Square in protest of the delay.
The future of Egypt's revolution could be at stake if groups of citizens continue to resist the protests in Tahrir Square.
Under Mubarak, Egyptian media was a state-controlled mouthpiece for the government. Now, in the wake of the revolution, the struggle for press freedom is far from over.
On June 6, Egyptians from across the country commemorated the life of 26-year-old Khaled Said, killed by state security forces last year.
Egyptians are far from satisfied with the new interim military government. Workers from around the country, including women, continue to demand for higher wages and improved workplace conditions.
Although former President Hosni Mubarak has been ousted from power, Egyptian protestors continue to rally against the interim military government. They held their most recent demonstration May 27.
Although 1 million were predicted to rally in Tahrir Square for an end to the military government, only 100,000 showed up. Still, young activists argue that support for the military is waning.