JERSEY CITY - Hours after Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak stepped down, Egyptian-Americans took to the streets in Jersey City to celebrate.

Click 'NEXT' in the video player to see an interview with, Mahmoud Khiry who emigrated from Egypt.

Chopper 12 was over the scene as people gathered in Journal Square following afternoon prayers.

Many who gathered were emotional about the political transition occurring in Cairo. News 12 New Jersey spoke to shop owner Ahmed Askar, who says that the sun now comes out for Egyptian people.

Mahmoud Khiry, who emigrated from Egypt, says he still has eight siblings back home and has worried about them for weeks. He says today some of those worries melted away.

Tomorrow marks a new beginning for Egypt, but some people in America and the Middle East say they are concerned that Egypt could slip backward into an Iranian-style theocracy, even more brutal and oppressive than the regime they've just overthrown.