Friday, February 11, 2011

Mubarak has stepped down

Impossible not to post the news that Mubarak has stepped down. Quite remarkable! Tahrir Square is one big happy and peaceful party. Families and members of the military are shown mixing with the crowd and everyone there seem to be elated.

The Higher Military Council has apparently been put into temporary control, replacing Mubarak's government, and we will have to wait and see what will happen in the next few days and weeks. Hopefully real reform will follow.

The next few weeks will be very interesting, but in the meantime here are some very recent reports on the subject on the Web.

Interesting that Switzerland have announced that they are freezing Mubarak's assetts. Tunisians are apparently out on the streets to celebarate Mubarak's resignation as well.

(photo from the BBC)

Al Jazeera
CNN videos
The Guardian Live
New York Times


Patrick Philpott said...

Congratulations, Egypt!!

AliceG said...

He really had no choice. Now let's hope that power doesn't go to extreme jerks. Wonder where this leaves Zahi. He's a pain, but he truly does love the antiquities.

Anonymous said...

Hooray! All we have to worry about is it's security. It's a good thing that the nation didn't collapse.

Mary Kay Chicoine said...

We in USA are all wishing Egypt the best!! What a wonderful example the Egyptian people gave with their peaceful protests! Good luck all.

Christopher Hinn said...

Congratulations to the people of Egypt. Wishing you a smooth transition and a peaceful one!

Anonymous said...

Well, he's gone but who will take over? It would be so easy to vote (if there is a vote)in something that seems a real good idea but turns out to actually be worse.