As news of Hosni Mubarak’s resignation breaks, Democracy Now! broadcasts live reaction from Tahrir Square and beyond with Senior Producer Sharif Abdel Kouddous and Correspondent Anjali Kamat. “People are holding their hands up in victory,” reports Kouddous. “This will be a day that no one will ever forget.”
TUNIS Feb 11 (Reuters) – Guests poured into the house of Mohamed Bouazizi, the Tunisian vegetable seller whose suicide set off a chain reaction across the Arab world, to congratulate his family on Friday on the resignation of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.
Bouazizi set himself on fire in December when police confiscated his goods and scales. His desperate act launched a wave of protests that toppled Tunisia’s President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali in January and helped inspire the popular uprising in Egypt.
• Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak has resigned
• Vice-president announces the army council holds power
• Cheers and fireworks as protests turn to celebrations
• Read a summary of today’s events
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CAIRO — Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak resigned as president and handed control to the military on Friday, bowing down after a historic 18-day wave of pro-democracy demonstrations by hundreds of thousands. “The people ousted the president,” chanted a crowd of tens of thousands outside his presidential palace in Cairo.
BRUSSELS — Denmark’s prime minister was the first European Union leader to publicly urge embattled Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to step down, just hours after Mubarak vowed to remain in power despite pro-democracy protests.