Hezbollah hails Egypt Revolution

PressTV – Fri Feb 11, 2011 7:33PM

A woman reacts to the announcement of Hosni Mubarak giving up power on February 11, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt.
Lebanon’s Hezbollah Resistance Movement has congratulated Egyptian people for managing to force President Hosni Mubarak to step down from power.

Describing Mubarak’s resignation as an “historic victory” for Egyptians, Hezbollah said on Friday that the movement strongly supports the Egyptian Revolution.

“Hezbollah congratulates the great people of Egypt on this historic and honorable victory, which is a direct result of their pioneering revolution,” Hezbollah said in a statement

“It is the unity the people showed in this revolution, women and men, children and adults, which marked the triumph of blood over the sword,” it added.

“Hezbollah is filled with pride over the achievements of the Egyptian Revolution.”

Hezbollah has invited its supporters to join in a mass celebration.

Hundreds of Lebanese also took to the streets of the capital Beirut following Mubarak’s resignation and celebrated the occasion by waving Egyptian flags and with fireworks.

Crowds also gathered outside the Egyptian Embassy in Beirut and voiced their support for the new leadership in Egypt. There were also reports of celebrations in other Lebanese cities, including the northern port city of Tripoli.

On Friday, after 18 days of massive anti-Mubarak protests across Egypt, the Egyptian leader finally stepped down and handed power to the military after 30 years.

However, The transition of power to the military comes while Mubarak, Vice President Omar Suleiman and Prime Minister Ahmad Shafiq are all former military men. Analysts believe despite the transition Mubarak would still remain in power.

This is while millions of Egyptians have for the past 18 days called for the departure of Mubarak and the establishment of a democratic government.


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