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VP Says Mubarak Steps Down; Twitter, Internet Erupt With Responses

Vice President Omar Suleiman said Friday that President Hosni Mubarak stepped down and handed power to the military. The announcement was met with wild cheers from the crowd in Tahrir Square on the 18th day of protests, and instant reaction on the internet.


  1. Here's a recap of how Friday's events are unfolding and how people are reacting in Egypt and around the globe:
  2. Hosni Mubarak Has Stepped Down: Announcement by Egyptian Vice President Suleiman
  3. Full statement via BBC

    In the name of God the merciful, the compassionate, citizens, during these very difficult circumstances Egypt is going through, President Hosni Mubarak has decided to step down from the office of president of the republic and has charged the high council of the armed forces to administer the affairs of the country. May God help everybody.
  4. Tahrir Square Crowds Erupt to News that Mubarak Will Step Down
  5. Several people said that there must be caution going forward.