UPDATE: Mubarak is not stepping down as of yet. Clearly, he didn’t get the hint.
According to several news sources, Hosni Mubarak may be stepping down tonight. The AP reports the military has made a national announcement that they are “stepping in to “safeguard the country,” and assured protesters that President Hosni Mubarak will meet their demands in the strongest indication yet that the longtime leader has lost power.”
Also, via NBC
Following an all-day meeting of the country’s supreme military council, state television reported that the military council had expressed its “support of the legitimate demands” of the people.
NBC News reported that a high-ranking source inside the president’s office said Mubarak would step down and the newly appointed vice president, Omar Suleiman, would take over. This was then confirmed by a second source.
If this is true, today is going to be a very historic day. The protests having been nothing short of inspiring. Let’s hope this brings a more peaceful political transition in Egypt and the demands of the people met. And check out another very inspiring video from a protestor in Egypt with a little bit more background and how the internet fueled the uprising.