Mubarak resigns


by Rumbold
11th February, 2011 at 9:08 pm    

Good stuff:

Hosni Mubarak has stepped down as president of Egypt, after weeks of protest in Cairo and other cities

The news was greeted with a huge outburst of joy and celebration by thousands in Cairo’s Tahrir Square – the heart of the demonstrations.

Mr Mubarak ruled for 30 years, suppressing dissent and protest, and jailing opponents.

US President Barack Obama said that Egypt must now move to civilian and democratic rule.


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  1. Refresh — on 11th February, 2011 at 11:42 pm  

    Rejoice! Rejoice! Rejoice!

  2. Random Guy — on 12th February, 2011 at 12:38 am  

    History has been made!

  3. KJB — on 12th February, 2011 at 1:06 am  

    Is this a weekend thread?

    GO EGYPTIANS!

  4. damon — on 12th February, 2011 at 1:16 am  

    I would have like to have been on London’s Edgware Road tonight.
    I wonder if everyone was celebrating.

  5. AbuF — on 12th February, 2011 at 1:52 am  

    They certainly are here in Cairo…

    Yippeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. halima — on 12th February, 2011 at 3:33 am  

    It is a the best news in years and years … Go Egypt .

  7. Hermes — on 12th February, 2011 at 10:12 am  

    Who is next??????? Yemen, Saudi Arabia or Iran…they all will eventually be swept from power and maybe then the ordinary people can benefit from some of the natural resources of the Middle East.

  8. jamal — on 12th February, 2011 at 10:26 am  

    well done egyptians

    lets hope they don’t get another US lackey in power again!

  9. Don — on 12th February, 2011 at 11:11 am  

    Excellent news. Long hard road ahead, but the Egyptian people have made history.

  10. dave bones — on 13th February, 2011 at 10:52 am  

    Who was posting here that the Egyptian revolution wouldn’t work?

  11. AbuF — on 14th February, 2011 at 10:28 am  

    Gosh, the Egyptian Revolution has really gripped the imagination of people on PP…

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