Not that the Egyptian people are experiencing independence and self-rule quite yet — the military is in change for now — but in 18 days the pro-democracy demonstrators in Cairo’s Tahrir (Liberation) Square and elsewhere in Egypt brought down a vicious dictator without resorting to violence. A toast to the freedom-loving people of Egypt. The Daily Beast has this:
“One day after vowing to serve until September, Hosni Mubarak has resigned the Egyptian presidency. A military council will now take over the country—and its first act, troublingly, was to suspend both houses of parliament, sack the cabinet, and announce plans to govern with the head of the Supreme Court. Defense Minister Mohamed Hussein Tantawi will lead the council. Mubarak fled Cairo to his estate on the Red Sea.”
And read the AP coverage here.