As I’m sure you know, protestors in Egypt were inspired by the revolution in Tunisia to rise up themselves with a series of demands, beginning with the removal of some detested politicians.
Now though, they won’t be satisfied until President Mubarak has stood down. Every day he’s made some concessions designed to try to stave off the demand that he steps down himself, but the protests continue. I think the protestors have seen that they have power and they’re trying to get everything they can before the situation changes again.
I’m not the most educated on the situation, but it’s interesting to see these countries revolt to improve their situations, and it’s very interesting to see that it has been mostly peaceful. Of course there have been deaths – what revolution ever avoided them? The Egyptian army has pledged not to fire on protestors, which must embolden them enormously.
I’m sure Mubarak will be gone by the end of the week. The problem is the power vaccuum left behind. Who takes over? They might be even worse, or there might be a long period of uncertainty and fighting, whether political or literal.