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Egypt's army drives activists from Tahrir Square
Associated Press
2011-08-06 03:36 AM
Witnesses say Egyptian military forces wielding batons and firing in the air have dispersed dozens of activists holding a traditional Ramadan meal in Cairo's central Tahrir square.

The military troops forcefully drove the activists out of the square Friday shortly after they ended their communal meal to break the fast, which comes after sundown during the Muslim holy month.

The move indicates Egypt's military rulers will no longer tolerate any gathering in the square, which served as the epicenter of the recent uprising. Authorities also forcefully drove out dozens of activists Monday who had been staging a sit-in for nearly a month.

Activist Gigi Ibrahim said the troops fired in the air and charged the activists who she said had no intention of staying in the square.

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