Freedom Highway: From Cairo To Kampala

For 18 days the people of Egypt converged in Tahrir Square to demand the ouster of Hosni Mubarak. For 18 days they had the audacity to think that their dream was only a step away from reality. For 18 days they dreamed and today, a very historical day indeed, they enjoy the outcome of that dream.

These are a people who were willing to lay down their lives for freedom and democracy. They awaited to witness the unthinkable, a beginning of a new era where an online youth movement would bring about the downfall of the oppressor Muhammad Hosni Sayyid Mubarak.

The people of Egypt demonstrated and prayed as one. One people, one voice, one wish for the criminal looter of billions of dollars in public funds to leave the palace. They made the international community know that this Friday 11th December if Mubarak did not step down, there would be bloodshed. “I Know this,” one protester said. “They know this,” he continued, gesturing to the crowd. “The military know this and Mubarak knows this.”

Finally, reason and the will of the people prevailed as Vice President Suleiman made a brief statement today that Mubarak had resigned. Chants of “down with Mubarak,” were immediately replaced by an electric mood of jubilation: ‘’Egypt is free,’’ ‘’Egypt is free,’’ “Viva la revolution,” “Viva twitter,” “Viva Facebook.”


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