Egypt closes Tahrir Square fearing protests

Published December 2nd, 2014 - 07:15 GMT

Cairo's iconic Tahrir Square has been closed for the second time following the announcement of a court verdict dropping charges against ousted president Hosni Mubarak and top security officials for killing protesters, and acquitting him and others for corruption charges.

The Tahrir Square was reopened on early Monday for traffic before being closed off again in the afternoon.

Tahrir was sealed-off by troops using armored vehicles and barbed wire following the protests but reactionary demonstrations led to clashes on its outskirts that led to the death of two, including a minor.

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