Tahrir Square reopened following 2-day closure 
Tahrir Square - YOUM7 (Archive)

CAIRO:Iconic Tahrir Square was reopened Tuesday morning after two-day closure in the fourth anniversary of the Jan. 25 Revolution, Youm7 reported.

Military vehicles pulled out from all entrances of the square on, restationing themselves in front of the Egyptian Museum near the square.

Meanwhile, anti-riots armored vehicles stationed at side streets in anticipation of any possible clashes. Traffic flow was reported as smooth for vehicles and pedestrians.

The Interior Ministry announced Saturday that no gatherings would be allowed at Tahrir Square on the fourth anniversary of the January 25 Revolution.

Assistant Interior Minister for Public Relations Abdel Fattah Othman told Mehwar TV the police are mainly worried about “huge crowds in the squares, especially at this critical time.”

On Saturday, a protester, Shaimaa al-Sabbagh, was killed by birdshot in Talaat Harb Square in downtown, as security forces dispersed a demonstration organized by the Popular Alliance Party. The protest was heading to Tahrir to commemorate the 2011 deaths of January 25 Revolution protesters.

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