Just after 6:00pm, the Vice President came on tv to inform the country that Mubarak has stepped down as president! The people have won! After 18 days of making their displeasure known, the dictator is gone!!
BBC’s transcript of Suleiman’s statement:
Full statement from Vice-President Suleiman: "In the name of God the merciful, the compassionate, citizens, during these very difficult circumstances Egypt is going through, President Hosni Mubarak has decided to step down from the office of president of the republic and has charged the high council of the armed forces to administer the affairs of the country. May God help everybody.'”
Tahrir truly does mean liberation!
So unbelievably happy for Egypt- more words in the morning, going to be hungover from the celebration! Mabrouk ya Masr!!