President Hosni Mubarak and his autocratic regime, a devout US government ally, have been controlling Egyptians since 1981. The Mubarak regime is noted for its police state approach. Finally, and apparently, the people of Egypt have awakened. The US government is calling for political and economic reforms, but no demand for Mubarak to step down as President.
Is there a connection between the Tunisia people's coup and the ongoings in Egypt? Or is it simply a case of people saying no to severely corrupt regimes?