Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak steps down

Posted by David Khoirul
Hosni Mubarak resignsAfter 18 days of protest, which included more than 200,000 protesters, in Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak finally resigned. His resignation was announced Friday by vice president Omar Sulaiman. Mubarak, who had ruled the country for 30 years, previously refused the ouster demand, driving a lot of protest all over the world -- remember how eight-year- old Juju preached him on YouTube?

The protest in Egypt, for some Indonesians like me, reminds us of the May 1998 riots when citizens wanted Indonesian second president Suharto to step down. Like in Indonesia, the chaos in Egypt has killed several people and got some foreign journalists and activists attacked.

On YouTube and social network Twitter, reaction to the resignation of Mubarak is huge, and lots of videos have been uploaded.

Mashable wrote:

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has stepped down, more than two weeks after the protests that began January 25 in the country -- and launched a flood of #Jan25 and #Egypt tweets as well as media coverage that broke the mold -- to remove the president from power.

News media CNN announced the resignation:

Vice President Omar Suleiman announced the resignation on state television and said the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces will “run the affairs of the country. ” Tens of thousands of emotional Egyptians exploded in deafening cheers on the streets of Cairo, electric with excitement. It was a moment they had anticipated throughout long days of relentless demonstrations.


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