Part Three of The Current
Egypt's Revolution - Ashraf Khalil
Screams and gunshots were the last sounds Anwar Sadat ever heard. In early October of 1981, the Egyptian president and eleven other people were killed by members of the military during a victory parade.
Slightly wounded that day was the Egyptian vice president and the man who would succeed Sadat -- Hosni Mubarak. Mubrarak's iron hand would steer Egypt for another 29 years. But it didn't take bullets to get rid of him. He was deposed by one of the most remarkable popular uprisings of recent times.
Ashraf Khalil was there when the Arab Spring flowered in Egypt. And he writes about the rise and fall of Hosni Mubarak in his new book, Liberation Square: Inside the Egyptian Revolution and the Rebirth of a Nation. Ashraf Khalil joined us from Cairo.