Egypt/Cairo/Tahrir square/Feb 2011. Egyptian protesters wave Egyptian flags during an anti-Mubarak protest in Tahrir Square in Cairo.The 2011 Egyptian revolution took place following a popular uprising that began on Tuesday, 25 January 2011. The uprising was mainly a campaign of non-violent civil resistance, which featured a series of demonstrations, marches, acts of civil disobedience, and labour strikes. Millions of protesters from a variety of socio-economic and religious backgrounds demanded the overthrow of the regime of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. .Giorgos Moutafis.