Tahrir Square (Midan al Tahrir - Liberation Square) is a major public town square in Downtown Cairo, Egypt.
Tahrir Square was originally called Midan Ismaileyya
Tahrir Square was the focal point of the 2011 Egyptian Revolution against former president Hosni Mubarak.
Over 50,000 protesters first occupied the square on 25 January, during which the area's wireless services were reported to be impaired.
In the following days Tahrir Square continued to be the primary destination for protests in Cairo.
On 29 January Egyptian fighter aircraft flew low over the people gathered in the square.
On 30 January, the seventh day of the protests, BBC and other correspondents reported that the number of demonstrators had grown to at least 100,000, and on 31 January Al Jazeera correspondents reported that the demonstrations had grown to at least 250,000 people.
On 1 February, Al Jazeera reported that more than 1 million protesters peacefully gathered in the square and adjacent streets.
Over 1 Million in Tahrir Square on February 9, 2011