Egypt

More protests in Tahrir


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Thousands of protesters gathered in Tahrir Square today to demand faster reforms and a timeline for the handover from military to civilian rule. The Interior Ministry had announced that Tahrir Square would be free of police and soldiers for 24 hours to allow protesters to gather.

Meanwhile hundreds of angry protesters gathered outside the Israeli Embassy and started ripping down the concrete wall which had been put in place by the government to protect the Embassy. There was no sign of Egyptian security forces and it would appear that there is little they could do now to intervene in the protests. The protesters are angry at the killing of Egyptian police officers by Israeli soldiers last month on the border with the Sinai.

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