The Google executive that played a key role in organizing the protests in Egypt for more than two weeks told CNN Wednesday he is "ready to die" to bring change to his homeland.
Wael Ghonim was the administrator of a Facebook page that is widely credited with calling the first protest on Jan. 25. He has spent a week and a half incarcerated before being released and pleaded with Egyptian officials to step down. Since his release, he has been treated like a hero with random strangers recognizing him and embracing him in the middle of the street.
According to Human Rights Watch, 302 people have died in the protests including more than 50 in Cairo alone. Ghonim hopes for a peaceful resolve in which the government's ruling party steps down but insists that its leader, 82-year-old President Hosni Mubarak, be treated with dignity.