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. patsy hilbert

    Don't forget the large, but subtle role spiritual faith had to do with the success of this revolution, as it did with the courage of Martin Luther King, Ghandi, etc.

    February 11, 2011 at 10:20 pm |
  2. Al

    Mabrook Egypt!

    Thank you Anderson for your coverage of the youth revolution in Egypt!

    February 11, 2011 at 10:20 pm |
  3. Meckkey

    I am Egyptian. This is the happiest day of my life. To all CNN team especially Anderson, Dr. Fouad and Ben, you stood by the Egyptian ppl and I will never forget that. I am grateful to you all. Thank you!

    February 11, 2011 at 10:20 pm |
  4. Janis

    It's time that we all make our travel plans to see the Pyramids. I know Americans will be safe in Egypt. What a peaceful loving people.
    I hope we are welcome to go and see them.

    February 11, 2011 at 10:20 pm |
  5. Fatma Maged

    One of the founders of the US said "Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote!" Benjamin Franklin
    I have faith in our Egyptian Youth leading this victory defeating fear and freeing Egypt. I have faith in them in well-arming the lamb (liberty) in contesting any vote that does not respect the people's wishes.

    February 11, 2011 at 10:19 pm |
  6. su hail

    is it true that people in the democratic procession were educated with teachings of gandhi and martin luther king??
    did wael promoted such info on the website to educate people??
    i saw a clip on al jazeera that people translated teaching of martin luther in a rabic- and so the protest was peaceful...

    February 11, 2011 at 10:19 pm |
  7. Sharon Hastings

    I have been thinking all day how much I take my freedom and living in a democracy for granted most of the time. We complain about so many things and yes they are important but imagine what these Egyptians have been through for so many years and how much they wanted their freedom. They were willing to die for it. I hope we can remember those who did die but at the same time be grateful that there didn't need to be a terrible massacre. Congrats Egypt–you did it right!

    February 11, 2011 at 10:19 pm |
  8. Greg

    What is the status of the internet in Egypt now? Surely the internet will play a large role in the formation and propogation of new political parties in Egypt in the near future.

    February 11, 2011 at 10:19 pm |
  9. jimmy mek,

    i have great respect for you anderson great news show!

    February 11, 2011 at 10:19 pm |
  10. Cessy - Chicago

    has any country recovered any stolen assets that are in Swiss Banks?

    I highly doubt it. It's a neutral country.

    February 11, 2011 at 10:19 pm |
  11. Jacqueline Crystal

    My heart is full with love and pride for the People of Egypt; my head is full of Sting's "Brand New Day".

    February 11, 2011 at 10:19 pm |
  12. Ralph

    i still can't believe the energy of the protesters. starting 19 days and still going strong.

    February 11, 2011 at 10:19 pm |
  13. Maha

    Thank you so much. You're wonderful.

    The $ 70 billion may be a bit of an exaggeration. Switzerland has frozen all his accounts. He has real estate in the UK and the US, which no one will be able to touch. The property in Sharm el Sheikh will not be his if he flees the country, which he will probably do if people continue to call for bringing him to justice.

    February 11, 2011 at 10:18 pm |
  14. Jana, Georgia

    I hope now Ben, Ivan, Nic, and Arwa can get some time off and get some rest. They all deserve it.

    February 11, 2011 at 10:18 pm |
  15. Kristie

    What an historic day for Egypt!

    February 11, 2011 at 10:18 pm |
  16. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    I wish the Egyptian people well in their new government of people.

    February 11, 2011 at 10:18 pm |
  17. Jo Ann, Ohio

    I wonder how Ben, Ivan, Fred, Arwa, and Nic felt to be in that crowd witnessing history unfolding before their eyes. They did a brilliant job and will always be a part of that moment.

    February 11, 2011 at 10:18 pm |
  18. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Hellooo Maha and Ahmed!!!
    Congrats both of you, I am proud of both you.... Anderson and I am happy for both of you!!! What a night for you! 🙂

    February 11, 2011 at 10:18 pm |
  19. Tarek Salah

    Give Anderson Cooper honorary Egyptian Nationality..we love you Anderson 🙂 Thanks

    February 11, 2011 at 10:17 pm |
  20. Karen, MN

    Hi Anderson and everyone,

    Great to hear Egypt is free!

    February 11, 2011 at 10:17 pm |
  21. Emily

    It's good to see you here again.
    Looks like you were apart of "majority", and that your "feelings" were correct! I'm very happy for you and all of Egypt; wishing yous all the best going forward.

    February 11, 2011 at 10:17 pm |
  22. Sahar from brookln,ny

    Anderson are you goin back to Egypt? Ilove your coverge for the uprising in Egypt

    February 11, 2011 at 10:17 pm |
  23. Starr, formerly known as vincent


    Congratu lations!! You did it peacefully – just as you vowed!
    Thank you so much for so much information last night.
    I am so glad for you and your brothers & sisters who have defeated Mubarek
    I wish you all many blessings.

    February 11, 2011 at 10:17 pm |
  24. Carolyn

    Yes... let us trust the Egyptian people... wonderful wise words, indeed!!

    February 11, 2011 at 10:16 pm |
  25. Nalini

    Egyptians are to be admired for their convictions and fortitude over the past 18 days as they demonstrated people power through peace and perseverance. Truly amazing and this should be a lesson to all, particularly young people, that regardless of the objectives, goals can be achieved without violence. Wael Goanim must the new super-hero.

    February 11, 2011 at 10:16 pm |
  26. Ranya

    I loved that clip with Wael Ghnoaim and his friends dancing! What a difference a day makes!

    February 11, 2011 at 10:16 pm |
  27. Sayed

    Anderson, Hala, Ben, Nic, Arwa, Ivan, and Fred,
    Thank you very much for your excellent reporting covering events of this historical turning point in Egypt. For historical turning point like this, CNN is the network to turn to. Excellent job!

    February 11, 2011 at 10:16 pm |
  28. Janis

    Good morning Free Egypt! Good evening Anderson and bloggers. Great day.

    February 11, 2011 at 10:16 pm |
  29. cicly

    and thank you, anderson and 360, for doing what you do best- staying when it matters, and doing your best through these past few weeks.

    February 11, 2011 at 10:16 pm |
  30. Andrea - MI

    Congratulations to the Egyptian people for standing their ground and keeping the protests peaceful, showing that they are sick of the violence that the Mubarak regime brought.

    February 11, 2011 at 10:15 pm |
  31. Jo Ann, Ohio

    Congratulations to the Egyptian people! The dawning of a new day brought freedom and now the future is yours.

    February 11, 2011 at 10:15 pm |
  32. Cessy - Chicago


    Swiss banks can freeze any asset of any known dictator. I grew up in the Philippines, lived witnessed and experienced the People Power Revolution, that was in 1986. To this day, the filipinos have yet seen the money. We just had to move on and try to re-build our country.
    Goodluck on the Egyptians..

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

    Is it ironic, or blissfully as it should be, that today is the 21st anniversary of the release of Nelson Mandela. Thank you Anderson and 360 team for bringing this victory to us in such a heartfelt and stirring manner. You make us all proud to be Americans who celebrate peace and freedom with the Egyptians.

    February 11, 2011 at 10:15 pm |
  34. Robert

    you guys were an integral part of this magical day...you guys kept their feet to the fire and didnt let up! congratulations! long live liberty...long live egypt!

    February 11, 2011 at 10:14 pm |
  35. Emily

    I was wondering...what's going to happen to Mubarak, and his properties at Sharm el-Sheikh? I think I heard the figure of $70 Billion stolen from the People over a Thirty year period. Is Mubarak going to be held accountable for that?

    February 11, 2011 at 10:14 pm |
  36. Carolyn

    The world is so proud of all peace loving Egyptians, I am so proud also... God Bless You All!!

    February 11, 2011 at 10:14 pm |

    i pray that they get their money back... had he stayed longer he would have taken it all...
    and i believe they will hold up the peace treaty with egypt..
    they really want tourist, a lot of christians visits there..

    February 11, 2011 at 10:14 pm |
  38. Bonnie Daws

    We're so proud of job Anderson Cooper did and his involvement in reporting the story from Cairo. He is truly one of today's heros in the field of journalism. He made all the world sit up and pay attention. Well done, Anderson!

    February 11, 2011 at 10:14 pm |
  39. lilly

    Egypt you did your people and the rest of the world proud. Today we the whole world cried tears of joy.

    February 11, 2011 at 10:14 pm |
  40. Sahar from brookln,ny

    Good evening Anderson , I knew it deep in my heart that this is gonna happen cuase I really had faith in Egyption people and they didn't give up ; they are truly strong people. Congratualtions' Egypt is back !

    February 11, 2011 at 10:14 pm |
  41. Nicole Netherlands

    @ Ahmed, I am so happy for you!So many peopls all over the world are happy for the people in Egypt. Hope you will get elections soon!

    February 11, 2011 at 10:13 pm |
  42. Lori

    Hi Anderson! Hello Everyone!

    February 11, 2011 at 10:13 pm |
  43. Carolyn

    @ Maha – your Faith inspires all of us!!

    February 11, 2011 at 10:13 pm |
  44. cicly

    human dignity is a concept powers don't seem to be able to grasp.

    February 11, 2011 at 10:12 pm |
  45. Ralph

    all things are possible when you stick together and speak with one voice

    February 11, 2011 at 10:12 pm |
  46. Ranya

    Dear Anderson, Great job! You and your colleagues at CNN have done a great job! Thanks to all of you. My question to you now is, which country should we help liberate next? 🙂

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

    Anderson Cooper and the entire CNN team were just as Egyptian as the rest of us throughout this revolution. The risked life and limb going out there day after day and reporting the truth to us and became our voices when the regime cut us off from the rest of the world. Our respect and gratitude are beyond any possible measure.

    February 11, 2011 at 10:12 pm |
  48. Cessy - Chicago

    sound like a military coup de etat to me... as I've said last night the military will assist Mubarak in leaving the palace. No other choice to get things to move forward.

    Now that the military has a hold of the government, I hope that the transition of power will go smoothly and that the next President will help Egypt be one of the strongest countries known in his history..

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

    So good to see Ben Wedeman holding up that newspaper! (with a smile!)
    Free press!
    Can't imagine not having that.

    February 11, 2011 at 10:10 pm |
  50. Emily

    Anderson, 360°Team, Crews in Egypt, Ben, Ivan, Nic, and the rest should be very proud of their coverage since this uprising started. Keeping the media's eye there...

    February 11, 2011 at 10:10 pm |
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