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Mubarek OUT !! The Military is IN (at least for now)

Friday, February 11, 2011

All because of one Google executive named Wael Ghonim, the resistance to Hosni Mubarak became a monumental front that Mubarak could not overcome.

So why did the revolution start in the first place to overturn Hosni Mubarek after 30 years of power?

Besides the idea that the people of Egypt wanted a new leader and it was time for change, the Google executive Wael Ghonim wrote on his Facebook page two weeks before the uprising as he shouted for democracy and wrote his article called "We are all Khaled Said," which was his anti-Mubarek page. He was voicing his resentment  in memory of an Egyptian man beaten to death by police in June.
The Egyptian government tried to hush Ghonim, as on January 27th, 2011, on the 3rd day of the protests, he was picked up while he was on his way home by plainclothes security. On Monday, February 7th, he was released and quickly realized that was started out of a small public uprising turned into a major public uprising. Quickly the actions of the Egyptians became known on a National front, and at first, most foreign governments including the United States thought that President Mubarek could control the uprising and put the unrest to sleep. That was the farthest from the truth, as larger demonstrations in Tahrir Square took place, even during the times of a curfew set by President Mubarek. All businesses, all banks and all social services were stopped in their tracks. There was not internet, power services were terminated and the country was now crippled. The people of Egypt had now vowed to continue with the protests until Hosni Mubarek was out of power. Originally he did agree to leave, but wanted to stay into power until at least September or October, when regular elections would take place, but the people would have nothing of it.  Instead they would have nothing more of President Mubarek. Eventually he had resigned his Presidency on February 11 2011, and at the present time, the Higher Council of the Armed Forces taking control following 18 days of protests challenging his thirty-year rule.  is governing the country. It is unknown as to how log Egypt will be without an elected leader, but with Mubarek now gone, most likely an emergency vote by the people may turn out to get a new leader in place before September.

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