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Curfew lifted and state of emergency maintained

Published the:  15/02/2011

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February 15, 2011 - TAP - Night-time curfew banning the movement of persons and vehicles between midnight and 04:00 a.m. was lifted, said a communiqué from the Interior Ministry released on Tuesday February 15, 2011.
However, as part of vigilance against anything that may threaten the country's and citizens' security and undermine public order and so as to protect public and private property, it was decided to maintain the state of emergency until further notice, the communiqué added.
It should be noted that the state of emergency decreed last January 14, implies that:
• All gathering of more than three persons is prohibited on public roads and squares.
•Security forces and the national army may use their weapons against any suspicious person who fails to comply with orders to stop or tries to escape and when it is no longer possible to stop him.