Curfew declared in Egypt

2011-01-28 18:31

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Cairo - Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, in his capacity as head of the military, announced a curfew in main cities starting from Friday after a day of unprecedented countrywide protests calling for him to step down.

"According to what some provinces witnessed in terms of riots, lawlessness, looting, destruction, attack and burning of public and private property including attacks on banks and hotels, President Hosni Mubarak decreed a curfew as a military ruler," a state TV announcer said.

It said the curfew would take effect from Friday evening, extending from 18:00 to 07:00 and the main cities were Cairo, Alexandria and Suez.

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