Nearly four years ago in January of 2011 the Egyptian Revolution began. Citizens began an uprising to over throw Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak.
It was part of the greater Arab Spring that engulfed the region at that time. The revolution saw many give their life for freedom with many more injured. In the end, it was a success as it led to the ousting of Mubarak. Parliamentary and presidential elections were held and in June of 2012, Egypt’s first-ever democratically elected president was announced: Mohamed Morsi.
Morsi’s background was from the Muslim Brotherhood, a group which also won parliamentary seats in the new Egyptian Parliament. During Morsi’s brief tenure, Egypt experienced freedoms it had never seen, from freedom of press and the ability to criticize the government, to allowing any peaceful protests to occur against the government or president.