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Euphoria in Tahrir Square as uncertain future beckons

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Euphoria in Tahrir Square as uncertain future beckons


Thousands of Egyptians remain in Tahrir Square to savour and enjoy the end of the regime of Hosni Mubarak.

Most are still coming to terms with what the 18 days of rage achieved.

The furious wave of protests against poverty, corruption and repression consigned 30 years of one-man rule to history.

Still, there is a note of caution behind the joy, many query how committed the army is to establishing democracy.

Many of those who risked life and limb to bring down the Mubarak regime have vowed to stay in Tahrir Square until the Military Council now ruling the country accepts their agenda for change.

“ We have big ideas about what we want to achieve. We hope the army will help us. And we want to change the government, which has been torturing us.”

“We are young people and we can make a change and we proved that in this place, in Tahrir Square.”

Save the serious considerations for later in Tahrir Square, the epicentre of a revolution, the euphoria will linger for a few more hours yet.

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