The commander of the Second Army Zone Brigadier General Mohamed Wassefy went to the security directorate and spoke with the crowd, including the families of the martyrs fallen lately in Port Said.
Speaking to the amassed people, Brigadier General Wassefy announced that the police had withdrawn and asked the people to help the army secure and clean the area.
Some citizens began to clean around the security directorates where there had been clashes in the past few days while others began cheering for the army.
Our reporter in Port Said stated that in general people are happy that the army is taking the place of the police but some Port Said activists expressed their concerns regarding what could have happen tomorrow after the verdict of the Port Said stadium clashes trial.
Soon after the announcement, hundreds of citizens began to flock to Miriam mosque where the funerals of both Karim Atout and Ahmed Galal, the protesters who been killed by live ammunition in the clashes in the past few days, are being held.