The Arab Spring | Series of Anti-Government Protests

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The Arab Spring

The Arab Spring was a series of anti-government protests, uprisings and armed rebellions that spread across the Middle East in early 2011.

The term “Arab Spring” was popularized by the Western media in early 2011 when the successful uprising in Tunisia against former leader Zine El Abidine Ben Ali emboldened similar anti-government protests in most Arab countries.

Country Date started Status of protests Death toll
Tunisia 18 Dec 2010 Government overthrown on 14 January 2011 338
Algeria 29 Dec 2010 Ended in January 2012 8
Jordan 14 Jan 2011 Ended 3
Oman 17 Jan 2011 Ended in May 2011 2–6
Egypt 25 Jan2011 The governments overthrown on February 2011, the Egyptian Crisis follows 846
Yemen 27 Jan 2011 Government overthrown on February 2012. Yemeni Crisis follows. 10,000+
Djibouti 28 Jan 2011 Ended in March 2011 2
Sudan 30 Jan 2011 26 October 2013 200+
Iraq 12 Feb 2011 Ended 23 December 2011, instability and eventually civil war follows 35+72,056
Bahrain 14 Feb 2011 18 March 2011 120
Libya 17 Feb 2011 Government overthrown on 23 August 2011, crisis follows 40,000+
Kuwait 19 Feb 2011 Ended in December 2012 0
Morocco 20 Feb 2011 Ended in March–April 2012 6
Mauritania 25 Feb 2011 Ended 3
Lebanon 27 Feb 2011 Ended in December 2011 0
Saudi Arabia 11 Mar 2011 Ended 24
Syria 26 Jan 2011 Civil uprising, which transformed into Syrian Civil War in July–August 2011 400,000+
Iranian Khuzestan 15 Apr 2011 Ended on 18 April 2011 12
Borders of Israel 15 May 2011 Ended on 5 June 2011 35
Palestinian Authority 10 Feb2011 5 October 2012 0

 

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