NEW REVOLUTION ARISES!
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 on Friday 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 as by other pro-democracy campaigners who attending protests across the country. The top figure in Egypt’s new regime is now Mohammed Hussein Tantawi, the country’s defence minister. (from http://www.boingboing.net/2011/02/11/egypt-tgif.html)
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Egypt’s Internet Restored; Cairo Protests Turn Violent – HomepageDaily
Facebook treads carefully after its vital role in Egypt’s anti … – Washington Post
The 2011 Egyptian protests are an ongoing series of street demonstrations, marches, rallies, acts of civil disobedience, riots, and violent clashes that began in Egypt on 25 January 2011, a day selected by 6 April Youth Movement organisers to coincide with the National Police Day holiday.The protests began with tens of thousands marching in Cairo and a string of other cities in Egypt. While localised protests had been common in previous years, the 2011 protests have been the largest demonstrations seen in Egypt since the 1977 Bread Riots and unprecedented in scope,drawing participants from a variety of socio-economic backgrounds and faiths.
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