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Egyptian forces clear activists from Tahrir Square

Asmaa Waguih / Reuters

Military police personnel run after demonstrators in Tahrir Square in Cairo, on Monday, August 1. Egypt's army moved into Cairo's iconic Tahrir Square on Monday clearing away a few hundred protesters who remained camped there after the main groups ended their three-week demonstration.

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Army personnel clear away protesters in Tahrir Square in Cairo on Monday.

Nasser Nasser / AP

An Egyptian protester salvages documents after Egyptian troops tore down the protesters encampment in Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo on Monday. Egyptian troops clashed Monday with a small group of protesters camping out in Cairo's Tahrir Square to press demands for faster change and justice for demonstrators killed in the uprising that toppled President Hosni Mubarak, who is scheduled to go on trial this Wednesday.

AP reports:

CAIRO — Egyptian forces swinging electrified batons and shouting the battle cry "God is great" swiftly chased off dozens of activists Monday who had refused to end four weeks of renewed protests at Tahrir Square to pressure the country's transitional military rulers.

Hundreds of riot police backed by armored vehicles and soldiers moved in to tear down the camp of dozens of tents after a group of holdout activists — some of them relatives of people killed in the uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak in February — refused pleas over loudspeakers to go home. Some in the crowd hurled stones at the police. Continue reading.