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Egyptian military gets Al-Tahrir Sqaure vacated

Some protesters said they wanted more concrete steps to be taken before they withdraw their demonstration completely.

Egyptian military police has finally succeeded in getting Al-Tahrir Square vacated from the young protestors,who spent about 20 days there during the uprising against the Egypt’s President Hosni Mubarak.

Scuffles had broken out Saturday between the soldiers and some of the protesters as the Army tried to clear the Square to enable normal traffic movement.

Some protesters said they wanted more concrete steps to be taken before they withdraw their demonstration completely.

But later in day,the military dissolved the parliament and suspended the constitution,meeting two major demands of the protesters.

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The council said it would be in charge of the government for six months or until parliamentary elections are held to decide the next government.

Some protest organisers have called for a “Victory March” to be held across the country on Friday.

Former president Mubarak handed over power to the military last week forced by an unprecedented mass movement that shook not only Egypt but the entire Arab world.

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Three weeks ago policemen and security personnel in uniform were chasing Egyptian protestors down the streets,firing tear gas and rubber bullets at them and arresting them if they could.

Just like everything in Egypt has changed since January 25,so did they.

After the victory of the pro-democracy demonstrators,hundreds of policemen took to the Al-Tahrir square blaming the deposed minister of the interior for the deterioration in the relations between the people and the police.

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While the protestors were hailing the army which took to the street to preserve security chanting “The army and the people are one”; the police protestors were chanting “The police and the people are one”.

First published on: 15-02-2011 at 09:15:41 am
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