Friday 28 January 2011
It was Friday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of January people in US were listening to Hold It Against Me by Britney Spears.
I Saw the Devil, directed by Jee-woon Kim, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011
while Awakened by Kristin Cast, P.C. Cast was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Hundreds of thousands of protesters filled up the Egyptian's streets in demonstrations referred to as ''Friday of Anger'' against the Mubarak regime.
- 2011 Egyptian protests:
- After the Egyptian government censorship of social media websites (such as Twitter, Facebook and Google), internet access and SMS networks are cut off in response to anti-government protests. (Al Jazeera)
- Fresh protests take place across the country. (''The Daily Telegraph'')
- Police target protesters in Cairo with tear gas and water cannon, while tear gas is used on protesters in Alexandria. (''The Guardian'')
- A protester is killed in Suez, while dozens of protesters are injured in Cairo. One protester happens to video-tape a man being shot by police. (AP)
- The Egyptian government announces a curfew for cities nationwide starting at 6 pm local time and running through to 7 am on Saturday. (Bikya Masr)
- Mubarak orders the army into the streets as buildings and police vehicles burn. (''The Daily Telegraph'')
- The army is reported to be out on the streets of Cairo protesters call for the support of the army in their battle against the Mubarak regime. (Al Jazeera)
- Mohamed ElBaradei, is held among the protesters, while journalists are beaten and arrested, including one BBC journalist and four French reporters. (''The Daily Telegraph'')
- Reuters reports at least 870 injuries in Cairo alone during the day, according to medical sources. (Al-Masry Al-Youm)
- At least eight deaths are reported. (''DAWN'')
- The same fire threatens the nearby world-famous Egyptian Museum, with concerns expressed for the safety of its contents. A powerful explosion is heard in the area. There are reports that protesters are trying to protect the museum. (''Milwaukee Journal Sentinel'')
- President Mubarak calls on the government to resign, but gives no indication that he will stand down. (''Washington Post'')
- International response to the 2011 Egyptian protests:
- International politicians, including William Hague and Hillary Rodham Clinton, speak out in support of the aims of the protesters and ask the Mubarak regime to listen to the people. (''The Wall Street Journal'')
- Vice President of the United States Joe Biden attracts criticism for his refusal to refer to Mubarak as a ampquotdictatorampquot, instead describing him as ampquotan ally of ours in a number of things and he's been very responsible on, relative to geopolitical interests in the region: Middle East peace efforts, the actions Egypt has taken relative to normalizing the relationship with Israelampquot. (''The Washington Post'')
- The protests leave Western governments which have supported the regime in an awkward position, both diplomatically and democratically. (Reuters)
- The latest U.S. diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks indicate that police brutality in Egypt is ampquotroutine and pervasiveampquot and the use of torture so widespread that the Egyptian government has stopped denying it exists. (''The Guardian'')
- Demonstrations occur worldwide, with people expressing solidarity with the people of Egypt in international cities such as Istanbul, Tunis, Doha and London. (Al Jazeera)
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 2011 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Britney Spears - Hold It Against Me
- Bruno Mars - Grenade
- Katy Perry - Firework
- Rihanna - What's My Name?
- Wiz Khalifa - Black And Yellow
- Enrique Iglesias - Tonight (I'm Lovin' You)
- Ke$ha - We R Who We R
- P!nk - Raise Your Glass
- The Black Eyed Peas - The Time (Dirty Bit)
- Bruno Mars - Just The Way You Are
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