Army tries to reclaim Cairo's Tahrir Square

Egypt's new military rulers have said they will dissolve the country's parliament and suspend the constitution, meeting two of the main demands of the protesters who toppled President Hosni Mubarak on Friday.

The Armed Forces Supreme Council, which has assumed power, has said it would run the country for the next six months, or until elections can be held.

Earlier, there were scuffles in Tahrir Square in Cairo, as the army tried to move the demonstrators on.

The BBC's Jeremy Bowen reports.

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