Security forces removed street vendors from Ramsis Square early Sunday, deploying armed vehicles into the area. According to an eyewitness, vendors called upon thugs when the security forces first attempted to move them to the Ahmed Helmy bus stop. “Security forces started firing at them, and in seven minutes the area was clear,” he said. …
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