Cairo’s People Power

February 13, 2011 | Top News

Egyptians in Tahrir Square ( Photo: Getty)

It is a celebration of liberty and also clean-up time for the Egyptians in Cairo as they clear the debris, garbage and burned cars at Tahrir Square or Liberation Square after 18 days of people power.  The “Egyptian Revolution” was a continuous mass protests and civil resistance supported by thousands of people. The past days had been tense and sometimes violent due to demonstrations. Now, the jubilant protestors cried “Egypt is free!” and “God is great!”.

On February 11, 2011, former President Hosni Mubarak vacated his office and fled Cairo, the capital city of Egypt.  His exit is an important victory for the pro-democracy protest movement who started their cry for freedom on January 25, 2011. His 30-year rule of corruption and oppression finally ended. The military took over as the interim caretaker until the implementation of the civilian rule.

Egypt has more than 80 million people and is the 30th largest country in the world in land area.   It is currently beset with unemployment and economic problems. With the end of the Mubarak regime, the Egyptians and neighbouring countries hope that national stability and public order be restored as quickly as possible.

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