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Egypt - Aug 1, 2011 - 17:02

Last modified: 1 Aug 2011 13:02

The Egyptian army has deployed troops in Cairo's Tahrir Square and fired several shots in the air to disperse remaining pro-democracy protesters.

A few hundred demonstrators were staying put, state television reported.

Witnesses said one man fell due to gunfire near the square, and protesters reportedly were fleeing to the Omar Makram mosque nearby.

Egyptian protesters had said they would suspend their sit-in at the square during the Muslim month of Ramadan, but would return to the square to press for reforms after the month is over.