This morning, TIME magazine announced it's Person of the Year for 2011 and the winner is "The Protester."
The magazine says that even in the face of a cloud of tear gas or a hail of bullets, the protester prevailed by embodying the idea that individual action can bring collective, colossal change.
Bobby Ghosh, deputy international editor for TIME, joins American Morning today to explain why "the protester" was selected and how the magazine made the decision.
Fresh violence broke in Tahrir Square for a 4th straight day Tuesday. At least 24 people have been killed and 1,700 injured in four days of clashes. Today's fighting came just a day after Egypt's Cabinet submitted its resignation to the nation's military-led government. Parlimentary elections are scheduled to be held November 28.
Today on American Morning, Fmr. Under Secretary of State Nicholas Burns tells Alina Cho that "the military is losing credibility with the people of Egypt"
2011 has been a year of historic global upheaval. In the Middle East, mass protests have overthrown leaders in Libya, Egypt and Tunisia. Back here in the United States, the Occupy Wall Street movement has steadily gained momentum – with violent clashes with police starting to emerge in cities like Oakland, California.
Christine Romans sits down with CNN Senior International Correspondent Ben Wedeman to compare the two protest movements – and discuss where this wave of global rebellion is heading next.