Police to withdraw from Tahrir Square from Thursday midnight

The Ministry of Interior has issued a statement announcing that it will withdraw its troops from Tahrir Square at midnight on Thursday, and will return to the square at midnight on Friday.

The statement said the ministry is committed to citizens’ rights to hold peaceful demonstrations, and called on the “honorable” demonstrators to prevent those wishing to exploit the peaceful gathering from entering the square to break the law, cause chaos, destroy public property or disrupt the flow of traffic.

The statement added that the ministry will protect its buildings and checkpoints against any assault.
Translated from the Arabic Edition

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