Egypt shortens curfew by two hours as of Saturday - cabinet

September 19, 2013 11:43

CAIRO - Egypt will shorten its curfew as of Saturday to start at midnight rather than 11 p.m., the cabinet said in an emailed statement.

The government imposed the curfew on Aug. 14 after it broke up two sit-ins by supporters of former Islamist President Mohamed Morsi, killing hundreds. Morsi was toppled by the army on July 3 following mass protests against his rule.The curfew will be lifted at 5 a.m. rather than 6 a.m. On Fridays, traditionally a day of protest, it will continue to start at 7 p.m., the statement said.

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