Sunday, February 13, 2011

Egypt Army Clashes with Protesters

Egypt's army has clashed with protesters, refusing to leave Cairo's Liberation Square two days after the US-backed dictator Hosni Mubarak left the country.

Soldiers on Sunday scuffled with thousands of protesters camping out in the Square, the focal point of massive rallies that brought down Mubarak on Friday, a Press TV correspondent reported.

Shouting slogans, protesters fought street battles with soldiers forcing them to back away.

Despite army's appeal to leave the square in Cairo, thousands of protesters vowed to remain on the major landmark until their demands are met.

Activists have demanded the release of political prisoners, the lifting of a 30-year-old state of emergency and the disbandment of military courts. They insist that demonstrations will continue until the army accepts the reforms.'


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