After more than two weeks of protests in Cairo’s Tahrir Square and other cities in Egypt, President Hosni Mubarak has finally agreed to step down from office. After Mubarak’s three decades in power, the speaker of the Egyptian parliament will now be acting president, working in collaboration with the army, until the elections in August or September. Thousands of people had gathered to protest Mubarak’s military dictatorship and the difficult economic situation in the country. The future of the country is still uncertain, but at Opportunity, our thoughts, prayers and jubilation are with the people of Egypt who have fought for the right to vote a new leader into power through fair, democratic elections. We hope that this will usher in an age of empowerment and economic stability for all people in Egypt, including those at the bottom of the economic pyramid.
Here, now, is a short video from CNN that expresses the euphoria and triumph evident among the people gathered in Tahrir Square and relays the historical impact of this social revolution. To the Egyptian people we wish you: “Assalamu Alaikum.” (Peace be upon you.)
Video courtesy of CNN.com, where many more videos are available on this historic moment in Egypt.