After 18 days of protest in Takhir Square, protestors were successful in realizing the goal of their struggle. Former president Hosni Mubarack resigned and dismantled his regime. During the 2 1/2 weeks of daily rallies, there was a "Day of Rage" and a "Day of Millions". However, after celebrating all night on Friday, 11 February, the protestors realized that Takhir Square was full of litter and needed to be cleaned up.
So on Saturday, 12 February 2011 thousands of newly freed men, women, and children gathered brooms, rakes and garbage bags and happily and voluntarily participated in the "Day of Cleaning". One of the signs carried by some people cleaning says simply: "Sorry for the disturbance, we're buildling Egypt."
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