Published on 3 Aug 2011 by Euronews
After a street vendor in Tunisia set himself on fire in December, the immovable President Ben Ali was ousted in January. So began the Arab Spring. This wind of change transformed into a cyclone of revolt, striking Egypt next.
Some may not have seen this coming, but in Cairo, dispute had been brewing for several months.
Unrest came at the end of 2010, when the opposition claimed massive fraud after the ruling National Democratic Party won the elections with an overwhelming majority.