Egypt relaxes curfew hours

The curfew will last from 9 p.m. (1900 GMT) to 6 a.m., except on Fridays, when it will still start at 7 p.m., the cabinet said in a statement.

Egypt relaxes curfew hours

World Bulletin / News Desk

Egypt's army-backed government shortened a night-time curfew by two hours on Saturday, 10 days after imposing it during a fierce crackdown on Muslim Brotherhood protesters inCairo. sure et

Effective immediately, the curfew will last from 9 p.m. (1900 GMT) to 6 a.m., except on Fridays, when it will still start at 7 p.m., the cabinet said in a statement.

It said the decision had been taken "to lighten the burden on citizens and in response to popular demand".

Protests are commonly held on Fridays, the first day of the Egyptian weekend, following noon Muslim prayers.

The authorities imposed the curfew on Aug. 14 when police destroyed Brotherhood protest camps inCairo set up to demand the reinstatement of ousted President Mohamed Morsi. They said the curfew would stay in place for at least a month.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 25 Ağustos 2013, 11:43
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