Twitter Responses To Military Announcement
Thursday, February 10, 2011
BREAKING—Egyptian military commanders told protesters in Tahrir Square that all their demands would be met today, but they were not. On twitter, the day started off with joyous pronouncements that the revolution had succeeded, followed by remarks of uncertainty, and now we're seeing anger, disappointment and promises to march to the palace in Cairo tomorrow.
The story is developing minute by minute.
Thamer Saeed Salman wrote from Cairo:
Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi, columnist for The National, wrote after the speech:
I don't expect less than 10 million protesters on the streets of Egypt tomorrow.
Mathew Cassel, a journalist in Cairo wrote at 1:05 PM EST:
masses chanting: "hey la hey la hey la, hosni mubarak yemshi al-laya" -- hey la ... hosni mubarak leaves tonight! #jan25
Dima Khatib, Al Jazeera's Latin America correspondent wrote just after 1 PM EST:
and at 12:05 EST:
Mona Eltahawy, Egyptian blogger and columnist wrote at 11:24 EST:
Wael Ghonim, the Google executive who started the Facebook Page "We are all Khaled Said" that helped ignite the protests wrote at 10:30 EST:
"Mission accomplished. Thanks to all the brave young Egyptians. #Jan25."
But a few minutes later Ghonim retracted some enthusiasm, becoming more cautious:
"Guys, dont do much speculations for now. Just wait and see #Jan25."
The head of the ruling party, Hossam Badrawi, said he expects Mubarak will "address the people tonight to respond to protesters demands."