WHERE: Yonge-Dundas Square
WHEN: Just after 7 p.m. on Friday, February 11.
WHAT: This morning, after eighteen days of contant rallying and protests, demonstrators in Egypt secured their freedom from the now former president, Hosni Mubarak. Tonight, at 6 p.m., Torontonian Egyptians and Torontonians in support of Egypt gathered to celebrate the toppling of the old regime. “There were large numbers of both young and old people of Egyptian descent, all in smiles,” reports staff photographer Nick Kozak. “The mood was very positive, very nationalistic, with a sense of real brotherhood among the people.”
Another celebration is planned for Saturday February 12, beginning at 2 p.m., also in Yonge-Dundas Square.
Photos by Nick Kozak/Torontoist.