Egypt Lifting Nightly Curfew Imposed During Uprising

Posted June 6th, 2011 at 1:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Egypt's military rulers are lifting a nightly curfew that was imposed during the height of the country's popular uprising that ousted longtime leader Hosni Mubarak.

Military officials said Monday the curfew would end on June 15 in order to “encourage the return to normal life.”

The curfew was imposed on January 28 when Mr. Mubarak was still in power. The curfew currently lasts three hours, from 2 o'clock in the morning until 5 o'clock in the morning local time.

Mr. Mubarak handed his power to the army in February after 18 days of popular protests.