Egypt reopens Cairo's Tahrir Square to traffic

Wednesday 20-11-2013 02:12 PM
Egypt reopens Cairo's Tahrir Square to traffic

Soldiers sit on armoured personnel carriers (APCs) behind barbed wire fences after Tahrir Square was closed following night clashes in Cairo, November 20, 2013. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh


CAIRO, November 20 (Aswat Masriya) - The Egyptian authorities reopened Tahrir Square to traffic on Wednesday afternoon, after closing it Tuesday night following clashes between the security forces and protesters, said the state-owned news agency.

Army tanks and armored police vehicles withdrew their presence from Tahrir Square's entrances and exits, according to the Middle East News Agency.

Clashes erupted on Tuesday when some protesters were commemorating over 40 people killed two years ago in what is commonly known as Mohamed Mahmoud clashes, leaving one person dead and 31 injured.

The police fired teargas to disperse protesters before it closed the square later on Tuesday.

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