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Mubarak steps down. Hosni Mubarak has announced he has resigned his Presidency of Egypt. Protestors gathered peacefully outside the Presidential Palace in Tahrir Sqaure cheered in jubilation, reports NRK. After 18 days of civil unrest, now ex President Mubarak’s move puts an end to what NRK’s foreign correspondent Sigurd Falkenberg Mikkelsen earlier today said he thought was a high-stakes game of propaganda.

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Mubarak steps down

Published on Friday, 11th February, 2011 at 17:35 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson and Nicoleta Dumitrache Sincan   .
Last Updated on 12th February 2011 at 22:54.

Hosni Mubarak has announced he has resigned his Presidency of Egypt.

Protest on Tahrir (illus. photo)
Protest on Tahrir (illus. photo)
Photo: Floris Van Cauwelaert/Flickr


Protestors gathered peacefully outside the Presidential Palace in Tahrir Sqaure cheered in jubilation, reports NRK.

After 18 days of civil unrest, now ex President Mubarak’s move puts an end to what NRK’s foreign correspondent Sigurd Falkenberg Mikkelsen earlier today said he thought was a high-stakes game of propaganda.

According to NRK’s reporter, in last night’s “condescending” speech, Mubarak stressed the fact that he will not be dictated to by other countries.

“This is part of the propaganda and tactics the regime used against the demonstrators to say that it is foreigners who governs them”, Mikkelsen said.  

He described peoples’ reactions in Tahrir Square as being full of anger against Mubarak’s statements.

“Mubarak is playing with fire,” said.NRK’s reporter.

Following Mubarak’s speech, Opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei stated he believed it could only heighten already angry feelings in the country, fearing it could lead to civil war, calling for his resignation.

Last week, the Egyptian community from Oslo demonstrated in front of the Parliament in order to support the protesters from their country. They asked for President Mubarak’s resignation and expressed their will that Egypt must be released from the dictatorship

Today, both their and Mr ElBaradei’s wish has been granted.



Published on Friday, 11th February, 2011 at 17:35 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson and Nicoleta Dumitrache Sincan   .
Last updated on 12th February 2011 at 22:54.

This post has the following tags: hosnimubarak, egypt, resignation.





  
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