Army closes off Tahrir Square

Ahram Online , Monday 1 Dec 2014

Egyptian soldiers with armoured personnel carriers (APCs) close one of the entrances to Tahrir square with barb wire fences as protesters begin to gather after the verdict of the trial of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, in Cairo November 29, 2014 (Photo: Reuters)

Cairo's iconic Tahrir Square has been closed for the second time following the announcement of a court verdict dropping charges against ousted president Hosni Mubarak and top security officials for killing protesters, and acquitting him and others for corruption charges.

The Tahrir Square was reopened on early Monday for traffic before being closed off again in the afternoon.

Tahrir was sealed-off by troops using armoured vehicles and barbed wire following the protests but reactionary demonstrations led to clashes on its outskirts that led to the death of two, including a minor.



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