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MADRE Congratulates the People of Egypt

MADRE congratulates the pro-democracy protesters in Egypt. After 18 days of protests, the people of Egypt have finally achieved their goal of bring an end to the 30 year reign of Hosni Mubarak. Shortly after 11am this morning, President Hosni Mubarak issued a statement via his Vice President Omar Suleiman that he would be stepping down, sparking jubilant celebrations in Tahrir (Liberation) Square.

For MADRE's previous coverage of the events in Egypt click here.

Follow the progression of today's events at the New York Times and the Huffington Post.

To follow live coverage click here.

February 11, 2011