Protesters dispersed from Cairo’s Tahrir Square

November 21st, 2011 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS  

Cairo, Nov 20 (IANS) Joint forces of the Egyptian police and military Sunday evening started to evict protesters from central Cairo’s Tahrir Square, Xinhua reported, citing Egyptian Nile TV.

The military police fired tear gas at demonstrators when the clashes erupted between the security forces and protesters in the square, the TV said.

Many of the protesters fled into the side streets after the forces’ effort to clear the square, which has been witnessing demonstrations from Friday calling for the ruling military council to hand power to civilians.

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