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The Egyptian Military Dissolves the Parliament
and Suspends the Constitution
|by K. Gajendra Singh|
The power and responsibility for clearing and cleaning up the mess created by over nearly 4 decades of pro-US regimes of Anwar al Sadat and since 1981 of the just forced out dictator Hosni Mubarak, himself an air force general, has fallen into the lap of Egyptian armed forces. Mubarak fled from the presidential palace on 11 February.
On Sunday, the army also began clearing the Tahrir Square, the epicenter of the protests thus making clear the military's determination to restore normalcy in Cairo, Egypt’s capital.
The popular uprising had shut down Egypt's economy, sparked clashes and frozen activity in downtown Cairo, home to the government and major businesses.
"We don't want to leave," said one protester in Tahrir square. "They'll never give up the emergency laws. And they'll use them to put people in jail." Said another protester, "We are taking our freedom,” If the army didn't keep its word, "the people will come back," he added.
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02/13/2011 15:49 PM
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