13 Feb '11, 7am

Egypt army scuffles with protesters

Egypt army scuffles with protesters

CAIRO: Egyptian soldiers on Sunday scuffled with dozens of die-hard protesters who refused to leave Cairo's Tahrir Square, the focal point of massive rallies that forced president Hosni Mubarak to step down last Friday. Hundreds of thousands camping out on the emblematic square packed up and went home after Mubarak's resignation on Friday, which saw power go to a military council that swiftly vowed to pave the way for democracy. But some protesters refuse to leave the square until promises for reform are implemented, an AFP photographer said. When soldiers asked them to leave, they chanted, "Protest, protest, until we get our demands," leading to minor scuffles. The soldiers then backed away and allowed the protesters to remain in their positions. Traffic had resumed in parts of Tahrir Square after 18 days of massive protests that brought Cairo's bustling centre to a grind...

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