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Citizens defy curfew after Morsy announces emergency law in three canal cities
President Mohamed Morsy declares a month long state of emergency and curfew in three major cities overlooking the Suez Canal
Civilians ordered to stay indoors during an operation targeting militant Islamist organisation.
By Leah Finnegan /AP CAIRO: For many who roam Cairo’s famously nocturnal streets, the curfew was always irrelevant. And as of Wednesday it is officially ending, five months after it was imposed by then-president Hosni Mubarak in a vain attempt to stem the protests against his rule. Mubarak mandated the curfew on Jan. 28 in Cairo, …
By Reuters CAIRO: Egypt’s military has decided to end a nightly curfew that was initially imposed at the height of the popular uprising that toppled president Hosni Mubarak in February, state media reported on Monday. “The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces decided to end the curfew starting from mid-June,” official news agency MENA reported. …