Saturday, 12 February 2011
Tahrir Square: Not so square - an interactive guide to the camp that took down the president
Click the image to see BBC News' interactive map of Tahrir Square, Cairo, where Egyptian people, numbering in the hundreds of thousands, have been protesting since the 25th of January. On the 1st of February it has been reported that over a million people gathered there.
The peaceful protest of this many people was enough to bring down the Egyptian government, by forcing President Mubarak to resign. Here in the UK the recent protests don't seem to have accomplished much, and the media only seem to cover the ones that turn violence, but it seems the Egyptians can inspire us all with what they have achieved.
Egypt is now under military rule, and the people are hoping for democratic elections to create a new government over the next few months. I wish the people of Egypt good luck.
BBC News - Egypt: The camp that toppled a president