Egyptian anti-government protesters celebrate at Cairo’s Tahrir Square after president Hosni Mubarak stepped down on February 11, 2011. Cairo’s streets exploded in joy when Mubarak stepped down after three decades of autocratic rule and handed power to a junta of senior military commanders.
People celebrate in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, after Egypt’s President Hosni Mubarak resigned, February 11, 2011. Mubarak stepped down as president of Egypt on Friday after 30 years of rule, handing power to the army and bowing to relentless pressure from a popular uprising after his military support evaporated.
Parti pembangkang utama Mesir, Ikhwanul Muslimin, menyeru pembentukan kerajaan awam dan perlembagaan yang “menjamin kebebasan dan hak-hak asasi manusia.”
Israeli Embassy shut down in Cairo
Media reports say that the Israeli Embassy in Cairo has been shut down following the transfer of power from Hosni Mubarak to the Egyptian military.
The report comes while a senior Israeli official said earlier on Friday that it was too soon to speculate about the consequences of Mubarak’s resignation.
“It’s too early to foresee how [the resignation] will affect things,” the official was quoted by Reuters as saying.
The report followed the transfer of power from Mubarak to the Supreme Council of the Egyptian Armed Forces, which is headed by Defense Minister Gen. Mohammed Tantawi.
Egypt’s main opposition party, the Muslim Brotherhood, called for the establishment of a civilian government and constitution that “guarantees freedom and human rights.”
The transition of power to the military comes while Mubarak, Vice President Omar Suleiman and Prime Minister Ahmad Shafiq are all former military men. Analysts believe despite the transition Mubarak would still remain in power.
This is while millions of Egyptians have for the past 18 days called for the departure of Mubarak and the establishment of a democratic government.
Earlier in the day vigilantes opened fire on pro-democracy protesters in Egypt in a move unprecedented over the past couple of days.
The shooting in El-Kharga came as protestors took over several government buildings in major cities across Egypt on Friday. The last time that live bullets were used against protesters was on Wednesday, when six protesters were killed and hundreds of others were injured — some of them critically.
Reports say protesters have also clashed with security forces and attacked police stations in El-Arish. About 1,000 protesters attacked the police station in El-Arish in an attempt to free political prisoners held by the regime for their anti-Mubarak stance.PressTV
Kerajaan Switzerland telah mengambil langkah untuk membekukan aset milik bekas Presiden Mesir Diktator Hosni Mubarak dan sekutu-sekutunya, tak lama selepas Si Tua Bako itu memindahkan kuasa kepada tentera.
Switzerland freezes Mubarak’s assets
The Swiss government has taken steps to freeze any assets belonging to former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and his allies, shortly after the 82-year-old transferred power to the military.
“The Federal Council (government) has decided to freeze any assets of the former Egyptian president and his entourage in Switzerland with immediate effect,” AFP quoted the Swiss foreign ministry as saying in a statement released on Friday.
The ministry added that the three-year freeze seeks to prevent any possible embezzlement of Egyptian state property.
In a brief televised announcement, Omar Suleiman said on Friday that Mubarak had “abandoned the presidency,” handing over the power to the Supreme Council of the Egyptian Armed Forces.
The transition of power to the military comes while Mubarak, Suleiman and Prime Minister Ahmad Shafiq are all former military men. Analysts believe despite the transition Mubarak would still remain in power.
The resignation has triggered celebration among millions of protesters in Cairo and other cities across Egypt. However, opposition groups including the Muslim Brotherhood were quick to call for the formation of a civilian-led government.