First Freedom moments, Tahrir Square and streets

Dr.Hamza Mousa expresses his feelings and the scene around Cairo just after the announcament of Mubarak's resignation

First Freedom moments, Tahrir Square and streets

World Bulletin-News Desk

"I was just finishing my praying , trying to walk out of the crowds , as I am not used to crowds , it takes more than 20 minutes to walk through all those people to get to calm place , to get rest , eat or lay down ... but as am still stuck , I heard the people chanting , and screaming " HE IS GONE " , "Allah Akbar" , " We Won. " Some starting signing , but soon as one of the old famous songs came up , we all starting repeating after it , all in one voice ..

Some were crying , personally I cried too , I could not believe that yet , I tried to confirm many times though the phone but phones network were busy , but I don't need to confirm , cause we already are celebrating our victory .

Celebration , started alone , I thought the real celebration will be out there , at the streets , especially from the people who didn't join us at the first day , and from whom are manipulated to believe we will never win , and of course from those who started to doubt our revolution ..

I went out of the crazy crowds , when i was trying to get I found myself standing face to face with mother of the one of the martyrs , she was happy singing with the crowds , her eyes were full of tears but she were singing , I could not find any words except " Thank you mam , Thank you you are the first hero in here " , she locked at me back and said the last thing i never expected " NO , You could take the bullet too instead of my son , you are all heroes " ... My tears started to come out .

In my way to the streets , People still gathering at " Kasr Al-neel bridge " , that famous bridge with lions in Cairo , People are more there , the celebration is not just in Tahrir square its all over Egypt , young men standing on the head of the lions , the crowds are more massive out side , and at the bridge , cars went crazy honking their horns in celebration, people expressed their happiness with their car horns , as people were expressing their happiness using whatever they can . Crowds still massive , I need to get to the real streets ....

Soon as I got to the real streets , the people are still coming toward the Tahrir square to celebrate , people who were in Tahrir square and get out as me were saying " rise your head , you are Egyptian " , people repeat after them . still too many people coming in waves to Tahrir square ...

Soon as I cross over the Bridge at the other side too , I walk down to the street , and seen the incoming cars , the people were looking at me , and salute me , don't know why at first , but one of them said " Welcome home champ " a women in a car were saying " Thank you hero. " I am not hero , after few moments I knew why , my bad , my exhausting dirty look suggests that I was in Tahrir square , as my back bag I dress it in-front of my chest to protect my netbook I used to communicate ..So people know that I was in Tahrir and just came out ...

I kept walking , to reach " Lebanon Square " as I decided to go to their walking , people are still coming on foot and in cars and the streets are crowded too , I walk in the middle like victorious rising my both hands as victory sign ... Pople focused on me , keep saluting me . Well this is the real gift ..... This is the real outcome .

Well I was not in Tahrir square all this time , but I was in the streets since Jan 25 , I lost 2 of my friends as I held and treated babies who were suffocated from gas , I never lost faith or withdraw or doubt about us ...

Minutes later I got call from my friend whom I met in the very first day , he told me " Mansoura " my home town " went crazy and streets are celebrating the victory " ...

I kept walking , for more than an hour , people are less cars are less, but still saluting me and someone else who were going back home from Tahrir with 2 back-bags one on his chest the other on his back , with victory signs we kept walking , few minuets later I asked him " how long " , " he said : 11 days , now I am going home to my mother " , well this is the real hero , 11 days staying in Tahrir square I knew some hid , some ran away , but he lived there , I rise his hand as a boxer who just won , and tried to be get one of his bags off him to carry with him " were too loaded and heavy " but he refused ... We walked together ..... now some people are screaming " Those are Tahrir guys " and keep saluting us ... Well.. This is was our real celebration ....

After sometime walking on the streets and after , that real hero goes home I felt tired of walking I decide to go back to my second home " Tahrir square " , I took the subway " Boohoth station ", it was crowded too , people coming from and to Tahrir square , they said it's the last " Metro " but it was 8;15 pm . in the subway some were crying yet , some are celebrating , waiting the last " Metro " to Opera station which beside " Tahrir square " a Metro horn's voice is coming through the tunnel , is the driver celebrating using his Metro's horn , Wow , the driver didn't stop honking ....

I arrived to the station and on the earth I was shocked about the numbers , the people still gathering ......

I walked to Tahrir square , no look-up now , no ID check as there is no fear anymore of Mubarak's thugs or the secret police , as the Regime is out .... In the Tahrir square the people were still celebrating ... I picked quite spot to open my netbook , and connect to the Internet to see what's going out , and how the people outside received our freedom news ...

Many emails , saying " Congratulations , for your freedom " , most of those emails comes from Europe , USA , Asia and with particular country Turkey ..

My Friend Jason White , who was supporting us , translating , making video and podcasts , about what's going on , called me in the subway more than an hour ago saying " Congratulations , I am so happy for you " chat with me , along with many other friends , especially anonymous group were so happy and excited .. My friend " Nasser Alkhateeb " called me from Australia to congratulate me .. well this was the best emotional call I got in this day ... My father called minuets later , he was crying ... he was so happy ... so as my mother ....

News revealed people are happy in Islamic and Arabic worlds , I could not get what is that mean until I received an offline message from Salahudeen he is young activist programmer from Bangladesh saying " WE ARE ALL HAPPY in Bangladesh , THANK YOU and Congratulations " , So as Younes Rahman my friend from India . Joan canning , Roy from " Outland Community " at USA , thank you for your support , and spreading our words to the media and your local communities . Special thanks to my friend , Darren who created the map of " www.egyptcrisismap.org " as he knew i will prefer protesting than coding .. THANK you all

To Adem Marmekaya , Akf Emre , Sinan Ata from Turkey , Thank you ...... Alim Bey from Ukraine .

To my friend Bartalan Mesko " scienceroll.com " from Hungry , Thank you ..

Well this made me happy more than ever ....

You may be wondering what's next ?

Well it's simple , the last part of getting our freedom as I see it me and my activists friends we will prosecute them all , we will not let them get away with what they did to us , to our Egypt .. me and my friend decided to not go down or calm but we will hunt them down in court room , we will protest peacefully and never give up , will never give up hope , and hey a message for whom is coming next , WE KNOW THE WAY and we are NOT AFRAID ANYMORE !

Thank you all , my friends no my family overseas , for supporting , protesting , writing , publishing and spreading our words ."

 

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