- Here's a recap of how Friday's events are unfolding and how people are reacting in Egypt and around the globe:
- 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.
- — monaeltahawy (@monaeltahawy)Fri, Feb 11 2011 16:11:34
- Several people said that there must be caution going forward.
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.