Curfew in Egypt to be abolished from June 15

08:57, June 07, 2011      

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Egypt's ruling Supreme Council of Armed Forces decided on Monday to end the curfew imposed since the anti-regime protests as of June 15, state-run news agency MENA reported.

The decision was made to encourage life to return to normal in Egypt and to make life easier to citizens, a military source was quoted by MENA as saying.

After the mass protests broke out on Jan. 25, the Egyptian government imposed a curfew from 6 p.m. local time (1600 GMT) till 7 a.m. (0500 GMT) since Jan. 28, the most violent day during the 18-day protests, in the cities of Cairo, Alexandria and Suez.

The curfew hours has been extended and then reduced for several times before it was shortened last time to three hours from 2 a.m. (0000 GMT) to 5 a.m. (0300 GMT) on March 28.

Source: Xinhua
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