Egyptian soldiers formed lines and moved in around protesters still in Cairo’s Tahrir Square on Sunday as traffic started flowing through the square again for the first time in more than two weeks, Reuters witnesses said.
Protesters chanted “Peacefully, peacefully” as the soldiers moved, and a few resisted the line of troops. There was some pushing and shoving. Some officers talked to protesters.
“The army is the backbone of Egypt. Their solution is not to remove us from the square. They must respond to our demands,” said a protester over loudspeakers, while some protesters said leaders of the protest movement were taken away by soldiers.