Millions continue to celebrate the revolution in Tahrir Square

Sunday, February 27th, 2011
Man and child

Jubilant Egyptians took to Tahrir Square to commemorate the revolution's achievements by Omar El Gabry

Over a million people spilled into Tahrir Square on February 18 to mark the site which had seen bloodshed, resolve and victory one week after the ouster of former President Hosni Mubarak.

The millions who thronged the square said they were there to commemorate the January 25 Revolution and honor the sacrifices of over 300 people who were killed during the pro-democracy protests. Many of those gathering at Tahrir agreed that there are still demands that need to be met, most important of which is limiting the role of the Egyptian Armed Forces to the transitional period. Attendees also called for the release of all political detainees.

While political and anti-regime chants still echoed in the square, the one which rang out loudest was, “Raise your heads up high, you are Egyptian.”