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Police reopen Tahrir Square to traffic

Tents and barriers erected by protesters holding a sit-in in Tahrir Square against President Morsi’s constitutional declaration have been removed by police

Ahram Online , Wednesday 27 Mar 2013
Tahrir Square
Tents pitched in the middle of Cairo's Tahrir as part of a Sit-in. (File Photo)
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Traffic is flowing in Tahrir Square on Wednesday after police forcefully removed tents and metal barriers erected by protesters.

A number of protesters had been holding a sit-in in the square since 22 November when President Morsi issued a constitutional declaration that critics said rendered his decisions above judicial intervention.

Protesters had prevented traffic from entering the square by blocking the entrances with barbed wire and metal barriers.

On 1 March, a police vehicle was reportedly set on fire by protesters near Abdel-Moneim Riyad Square, one of the entrances to Tahrir Square, after security forces removed tents from the square. Protesters returned and blocked the entrances to the square again after a couple of days.

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