Before 2011, Egyptians lived for over 30 years under the tyrannical rule of Hosni Mubarak. In January 2011, people began filling the streets demanding revolution, with the centre of the protests taking place in Tahir Square in Cairo. After a month of conflict between the government and the Egyptian people, Mubarak resigned. The country held its first presidential elections in January 2012, with Mohamed Morsi of the Islamist Free and Justice Party taking power.
However, the revolution has not moved forward peacefully.