Traffic returns to Egypt's Tahrir Square after mass protests

09:18, February 14, 2011      

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Egyptian army personnel direct the traffic inside Tahrir Square in Cairo February 13, 2011. Egyptian soldiers formed lines and moved in around protesters still in Cairo's Tahrir Square on Sunday as traffic started flowing through the square again for the first time in more than two weeks. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

Traffic returned to the Tahrir Square in central Cairo on Sunday for the first time after being blocked for over two weeks by mass protests that eventually forced President Hosni Mubarak to resign.

On Sunday morning, soldiers cordoned off protesters remaining in the Tahrir Square, the epicenter of the nationwide demonstration, in order to facilitate the flow of the traffic.

Demonstrators who declined to leave the square demanded for dissolving the parliament, ending the emergency law, forming a national unity government, rising salary, and release of their detained family members.

"We demand the armed forces to release all our sons that have been arrested in Tahrir," a protester said.

Some minor clashes between army forces and protesters happened when soldiers moved in and took down the makeshift tents.

Source: Xinhua

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