- Posted June 24, 2012 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
The view from the highest point at Egypt's Tahrir square after the announcement of the presidential elections results
- stein0726, CNN iReport producer
These photos and videos were taken from the highest point at Egypt's Tahrir square. Hundreds of thousands gathered in Egypt's Tahrir square on Sunday, June 24, to continue protest against military rule and to hear the announcement of the presidential elections results. Protesters stood in the square under burning sun to hear the results. The speech made by the head of the Presidential Electoral Committee was long and people were bored. The moment Mursi was named Egypt's new president, the whole square exploded with joy. Some people cried, others prayed and thanked God. Many chanted for Mursi and against military rule. The numbers increased in the square after the announcement. People are still there in the square waving Egyptian flags and singing. Fireworks are being used too. People will stay in the square until they achieve their demands. People of all genders, ages, and economic and political backgrounds are celebrating in the square.