The Egyptian revolution: two years later
Khaled Saeed's brutal attack and murder in the hands of Alexandria police in June 2010 sparked protests in Alexandria and Cairo months before January 25, 2011. Photos of his badly beaten body went viral, and rallied many Egyptians against the country's chronic police brutality. His supporters created a Facebook page to commemorate his life and death, "We Are All Khaled Saeed." Moderated by Google executive Wael Ghonim, the website is credited as being the first platform to call for protests in Tahrir Square on January 25th.