TAHRIR SQUARE >>
Cairo (Egypt), Feb. 2011.
Tahrir Square was the focal point of the 2011 Egyptian Revolution against former president Hosni Mubarak. The square became established as a focal point and a symbol for the ongoing Egyptian democracy demonstrations. On 2nd February violence erupted between the pro-Mubarak and pro-democracy demonstrators, followed by the 3rd February 'Friday of Departure' demonstration, one of the named "day of" events centered in the square. Within a week, due to international media coverage, the image and name of Tahrir Square became known worldwide. The 18-days revolt centered in the square provided the Egyptian Armed Forces with an opportunity to remove Mubarak from power on Friday 11th February 2011, when the president officially stepped down from office.