Saturday, February 12, 2011


After Tunisia's president Ben Ali, Mubarak yesterday threw in the towel.

Hosni Mubarak, the Egyptian president, has resigned from his post, handing over power to the armed forces.
Omar Suleiman, the vice-president, announced in a televised address that the president was "waiving" his office, and had handed over authority to the Supreme Council of the armed forces.
Suleiman's short statement was received with a roar of approval and by celebratory chanting and flag-waving from a crowd of hundreds of thousands in Cairo's Tahrir Square, as well by pro-democracy campaigners who attended protests across the country on Friday.
The crowd in Tahrir chanted "We have brought down the regime",  while many were seen crying, cheering and embracing one another.
Post-Mubarak era dawns on Egypt - Middle East - Al Jazeera English

The best live footage we got, came from Al-Jazeera in my opinion. Even if they had been kicked out officially, they would stream every second live from the Tahrir Square. The question now is, on which country will the camera's zoom in next. My guess is Algeria, but we will see in the coming days.

1 comment:

  1. After the Iranian elections, it's nice to see that solidarity CAN still make a difference in nations like this. Unfortunate for Iran that they've yet to, but great news for Egypt and a big step for this part of the world.