To those who know Egypt, the uprising was both inevitable and unimaginable. In just over a week, youth have gone from being layabouts to leaders. My friend A. often fretted about her son's lack of maturity. Not anymore, though.
In unison we called, "The people want to overthrow this government." While this simple chant has not yet brought down the Mubarak regime, it has served to dismantle the myths that have long held sway over the Egyptian political landscape.
In eight days of demonstrations, millions of people took to the streets to peacefully express their desire for democratic reform. After a late-night statement from Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, that peace has been broken.