Last night, U.S. President Barack Obama announced from the White House that U.S. military forces killed al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden on Sunday. This was huge news, and was well received by the American public.
Laura Meckler and Adam Entous, writers for The Wall Street Journal elaborated, writing, “The death capped a manhunt of a decade for the architect of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks that left nearly 3,000 people dead and dramatically altered U.S. foreign policy and the nation’s sense of security.”
The announcement was watched and tweeted about by many. “Twitter reached more than 4000 Tweets per second tonight at the beginning and end of President Obama’s speech,” tweeted Twitter Communications after the fact.
The American public reacted by celebrating, reported the New York Times’ Robert Mackey.
Elizabeth Harris reports, “In Times Square, tourists poured out of nearby hotels and into the streets to celebrate with strangers.”
What was your reaction?