February 11th, 2011
09:45 PM ET

Huge Crowds Celebrating Egypt's Revolution: Join the Live Chat

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President Hosni Mubarak resigns in Egypt and Cairo's Liberation Square is still full of people. Some have been there from the beginning. Others came today to celebrate. Still others stopping by even now, just for a taste of the place that birthed a revolution. We'll have the latest developments and tonight's other headlines.

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  1. Ahmed

    Thank you Anderson, Ben, Ivan, Nick, Hala, Arwa for staying with Egypt,sorry if i forgot anyone, Thank you for helping the people of Egypt, for helping us. The people have toppled the regime.

    February 11, 2011 at 10:10 pm |
  2. Anne D

    @Kelly – PA,
    I think he will end up in Saudi Arabia, but who knows if we'll ever know.

    February 11, 2011 at 10:10 pm |
  3. Starr, formerly known as vincent


    Many, many congratulations!! Mubarek is gone forever.
    I pray for you Democracy and continue to admire the courage of non-violence that brought you, your bothers & sisters where you are today!
    I wish all Egyptian people many blessings as they move forwardl.

    February 11, 2011 at 10:09 pm |
  4. cicly

    egypt, surely you have paid your dues many times over. it is your time now. our hearts are so filled with hope and gladness for your hard won victory.

    February 11, 2011 at 10:09 pm |
  5. Nuwan Samaranayake

    Anderson, you must be extreamly happy today. I remember you broadcasting from unknown location in Cairo in the revolution showing the world what is going on. You and many other journalists took a lot of risks to expose the truth and that helped these peaceful revolution a lot and I know people of Egypt is greatful for you today. We are greateful for you to have such a courage. You lived and experience a significant history making moment. This is great. Today I am an American but I feel like I am an Egyptian too. I share their happiness with tears and I am hopeful that we will see a successful democratic state of Egypt the future. Thank you for bringing the world the news that is truthful and proper.

    February 11, 2011 at 10:09 pm |

    you know anderson .. it was president obama..he talked to them the military of egypt... they did'nt want to lose the support of the united states

    February 11, 2011 at 10:09 pm |
  7. Kenya

    "The patriot's blood is the seed of freedom's tree"-Thomas Campbell.

    Well done Egypt. You did it! Time for the new beginning you so yearned and stood for.

    February 11, 2011 at 10:08 pm |
  8. Sayed

    The road ahead will not be easy. The hope is that the People who was able to peacefully topple a brutally repressive regime will be able to peacefully establish Democracy, Liberty, and Dignity as natural rights to all the people.

    February 11, 2011 at 10:08 pm |
  9. Carolyn

    Anderson... yes, 'Faith' continues... God Bless the 80 Million Egyptian people, they are so very powerful... Amen!!

    February 11, 2011 at 10:08 pm |
  10. Nehal

    Goodevening Anderson and the whole CNN/360 Team,

    From the minute they announced our Freedom in Egypt and I have wanted to send this to you and tell the whole CNN team, in Egypt and in the US, that this Revolution couldnt have happened without the International coverage and your honesty in your broadcast.

    Thank you and Shokran from a very, very happy Egyptian American

    February 11, 2011 at 10:07 pm |
  11. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    "Together They Stood!"

    February 11, 2011 at 10:07 pm |
  12. Maha

    I had a really good feeling when I got off this blog last night. You all restored my faith in humanity. Today is such as good day for our world. Today is a glorious day for our country. Thank you all for your support, prayers and positive thoughts.

    February 11, 2011 at 10:07 pm |
  13. Sayed

    What a day! Friday February 11, 2011. The end of a brutal and repressive regime. Jubilation and euphoria! The first step on the road to Democracy, Liberty, and Dignity.

    February 11, 2011 at 10:07 pm |
  14. Lisa in Louisville

    What an incredible day for the Egyptians! It won't be easy to build a democratic government. Fear has been defeated. There's no turning back. Look ahead to your free, bright, and rich future.

    February 11, 2011 at 10:07 pm |
  15. Phyl from Motown

    After watching Mubarek speak yesterday, I hope this is not a sick game of "Mubarek says", Mubarek does not say". I pray for the Egyptians that this is truly his final answer.

    February 11, 2011 at 10:07 pm |
  16. Nicole Netherlands

    Good Evening Anderson, AC360 Team, Everyone in Egypt! Starr, Emily, Jo Ann, Megan, Sharon, Heather, Gloria, Mike, Karyn, everyone!

    My congratulations to the Egyptian people!!!
    the peaceful protesters have won

    My heart goes out to the sons, uncles, fathers, who died to get this freedom

    I hope you, the people, get all the democracy an peace you deserve.

    February 11, 2011 at 10:07 pm |
  17. Erika Toth

    Anderson, you made history!
    I wonder how the Hungarian revolt in 1956 would have turned out had there been an Anderson Cooper and CNN to keep the world's conscience and attention focused on us? I was 18 yrs old and out on the streets against the Russian occupation and Communist "Cult of personality" rule...but the tanks in Budapest were Russian and they actually shot at us and killed thousands... Thank you, America for giving me the opportunity to build a life for myself...
    Thank you, Anderson and CNN for not abandoning the Egyptian people.
    Erika Toth
    South Lake Tahoe, CA

    February 11, 2011 at 10:06 pm |
  18. Baba

    Congrats egyptians on the manner of your struggle. You showed to whole world that revolution can be done without violence despite all provocation by Mubarak and his people so that they can break you but you stayed firm and said no to violence. Thumbs up

    February 11, 2011 at 10:06 pm |
  19. Jana, Georgia

    Good evening Jo Ann, Emily, Megan.

    A great day for Egypt. I just hope they can now move forward and get the democracy they so want and deserve.

    February 11, 2011 at 10:06 pm |
  20. Ralph

    congratulations egypt

    February 11, 2011 at 10:05 pm |
  21. lilly

    good evening everyone!!

    Mubarak gone!!!

    Anderson, great job staying on this story for 18 days. Reminding us every night not to forget Egypt. You are to be congratulated!

    February 11, 2011 at 10:05 pm |
  22. cicly

    made sure not to go on line or watch the telly. only found out the wonderful news this afternoon.

    February 11, 2011 at 10:05 pm |
  23. Ahmed

    Yesterday I was running from tear gas and bullets, today I'm free....... Jan25

    February 11, 2011 at 10:05 pm |
  24. Andi

    One more dictator is gone! Who's next and will the Western World ever chant down the dictatorship of the finance-industry? Serious: I'm very happy for all Egyptians!!!

    February 11, 2011 at 10:05 pm |
  25. Carolyn

    @ Gloria – let freedom reign... and let Egypt continue to move forward... peacefully!!

    February 11, 2011 at 10:05 pm |
  26. Stefania

    Anderson is so eloquent! I LOVE listening to his thoughts and feelings about what's happened in Egypt. Bravo AC360 team!

    Congrats to Egypt! You deserve the same rights we enjoy here in America! I can't wait to see your first democratic elections in September! It's absolutely amazing to be watching this all unfold!

    February 11, 2011 at 10:05 pm |
  27. Cessy - Chicago

    Egypt joins the other countries who fought for their freedom thru People Power Revolution.

    another reminder that things can be done when you believe.

    February 11, 2011 at 10:05 pm |
  28. Kathy from Vancouver

    Moast incredible event I have seen in my 48 years. My faith in humanity is restored !
    Maat is alive and well

    February 11, 2011 at 10:04 pm |
  29. Nevine

    Thank you Anderson, you kept on top of it and Egypt won. We will forever be grateful to you and the CNN team for all the courage, efforts, truthfullness, and dedication you showed in the past 18 days. You definitely share in the happiness and elation of the Egyptians.

    February 11, 2011 at 10:04 pm |
  30. Sharon Hastings

    Good evening Anderson and everyone. Anderson, you had a part in this–quite a significant part. You and others reporting the truth, but especially you Anderson. I am so happy for the people of Egypt. I hope and pray that their newfound freedom and opportunity continue to unfold in a positive way. There is still a far way to go but the important first step is done. Egypt is free!!

    February 11, 2011 at 10:04 pm |
  31. Kelly, PA

    So will Mumbarek leave Egypt? Could he be tried for human rights violations?

    February 11, 2011 at 10:03 pm |
  32. cicly

    hey guys; i was so afraid we'd see a repeat of what happened in iran not too long ago.

    February 11, 2011 at 10:03 pm |
  33. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    Now I can say Good evening Anderson & Team 360 as it is one.

    Hello, Nancy, Nichole, Megan, Emily, JoAnn, Mike, Casey, Samantha, Nina, Sharon, Heather, Karyn.......everyone.

    I hope we hear from some of the Egyptians who were blogging with us these last several days.

    February 11, 2011 at 10:03 pm |
  34. Maha

    Good evening/morning, everyone.

    February 11, 2011 at 10:03 pm |

    Hello ANDERSON, staff.... so happy you made it out safe.

    February 11, 2011 at 10:02 pm |
  36. Kelly, PA

    You know your continued coverage helped give the protesters more power to make this happen

    February 11, 2011 at 10:02 pm |
  37. Nalini

    Good evening Anderson, and everyone.
    Congratulations to all Egyptians!
    From one shock last night to another hours later.....such excitement and euphoria today, as Egyptians the world over celebrated their victory.
    With tear filled eyes, I shared their jubilation and totally understand their need for celebration tonight and work from dawn tomorrow as they forge their future. Freegypt Friday!!

    February 11, 2011 at 10:02 pm |
  38. Cessy - Chicago

    Tahya Masr (Long Live Egypt!)

    good evening everyone! Proud of Egypt!
    what just happened to Egypt is a proof that we do not and shall not give up on our Freedom!

    February 11, 2011 at 10:02 pm |
  39. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    I agree, Emily..... They don't violence since he step down as president......

    February 11, 2011 at 10:02 pm |
  40. Carolyn

    Anderson... the Egyptian people inspire the world!!

    February 11, 2011 at 10:02 pm |
  41. abdel

    you brought tears to my eyes when you said salamo alikom. sabah elkhir .
    i have great respect for you Anderson.

    February 11, 2011 at 10:02 pm |
  42. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    We all need our freedom to growth!

    February 11, 2011 at 10:02 pm |
  43. Lilarose in Oregon

    I haven't heard ONE WORD about the political prisoners who were being tortured these past 18 days. Have they been released? Are they still under the control of the sadists?

    February 11, 2011 at 10:01 pm |
  44. Ahmed

    Sabah el noor Anderson :-)))

    February 11, 2011 at 10:01 pm |
  45. Paula, Colorado

    Hi–Happy Friday! Your coverage today of Pres. Mubarak's departure and the ongoing celebration has been extraordinary. It's very inspiring to see how the Egyptian people succeeded peacefully and on their own.

    February 11, 2011 at 10:01 pm |
  46. Carolyn

    Egyptian people... Celebrate, Celebrate, Celebrate... you all deserve this moment... this is your time to shine!!

    February 11, 2011 at 10:01 pm |
  47. Emily

    Good evening Anderson, Isha, 360°Team, Jo Ann, Mike, Megan, Nicole, Nancy, Gloria, Starr, Jana, Nina, & Bloggers.
    Such a fantastic Friday! Mubarak resigned, and the Egyptian protesters didn't get violent. What great news!

    February 11, 2011 at 10:00 pm |
  48. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Helloooo Anderson, Megan, Isha, David G, Martina, Nicole, Kim, Emily, Gloria, Mike, Casey, Milan, Vivan, Gabriela, Cessy, Paula, Isabel, David-Indiana, JoAnn, Monica, Kathy, Jane, Gayle, Renee, Caroline, (Danie,) Lori, (Adelaide,) BettyAnn, Heather, Starr, Sharon, Casey, A. Smith, Devin, Karin, Dulcie, Michael, Karen, Miranda, Sree, Nancy, Sue, Kenya, Libby, Nina, Karyn, Indiana, Jana, Chi, Samantha others and my friend Twitter/Facebook Bloggers!!!!
    Thank God It's Friday Night!!!!
    Couldn't wait forward this weekend!
    Thanks for coming in for join us tonight!
    We have breaking news president Mubarak of Egypt already step down as crowd cheers and exciting on the street!!! Congrats protestors and others. they are freed.

    February 11, 2011 at 10:00 pm |
  49. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Good Evening Everyone! Greetings!

    February 11, 2011 at 10:00 pm |
  50. Elizabeth

    so happy! wael ghomin needs to lead Eygpt in democracy. the hard work has just begun.

    February 11, 2011 at 10:00 pm |
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