ICT Article: Perseverance

On the 25th of January, 2011, many Egyptians went down to Tahrir square to protest against the regime and all the corruption in it. In the beginning of the day the protesters were met with excessive violence from the police forces, however, they still managed to reach Tahrir square. Once they finally reached the square they stayed there and they said that they will never leave the square unless their demands are met. The regime tried its best to make these protesters leave the square; they did everything possible to try to make them leave, they cut off the cell phone lines from the for a full day across the country which was Friday the 28th of January, 2011. They even cut off all Internet access across the country for a whole week. Even though these things were done to make the people leave Tahrir square, the people became more stubborn and they said that they did not need their phones or even the internet to keep protesting. The night of the 28th was the most violent night during the whole revolution. The old regime cut off electricity from the whole Square. It was completely dark to the extent that people could see the light from the bullets fired by the police force. The police started using real bullets that night even though they were not authorized to use real bullets. This night was the night that most of the Martyrs of the revolution died in. They gave their lives for Egyptians to feel the taste of freedom. This is why the people remained in Tahrir square for eighteen consecutive days; they just could not give away the lives of these innocent Egyptians who wished to see their country a better country. They persevered and stayed in that Square for eighteen days and they were even attacked by horses and camels and they still persevered and focused on their goal.They camped their, ate there, slept there, laughed there, and most importantly stayed and persevered there until the day that they and all the Martyrs were awaiting came. The day that the President resigned the 11th of February, 2011. The day that left the whole country in a state of pride and happiness that has not been  felt for a very long time. The day that Egypt became free, and if it wasn’t for the perseverance of the people in Tahrir, Egyptians would have never become free. As the author William Feather who established  the William Feather Magazine has once said “Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.”