Egypt Riot Police Drive Protesters Out of Cairo's Tahrir Square

Scuffles break out a day after tens of thousands massed in Tahrir Sqaure to demonstrate against Egypt's ruling military council.

Egypt's riot police are dismantling tents and arresting hold-out activists as they clear out protesters from central Cairo's Tahrir Square.

Scuffles broke out on Saturday between the police and a small number of protesters, who had spent the night in the square following massive demonstrations the day before.

Tahrir Square Nov. 18, 2011 (AP)

Police were seen beating activists who challenged them and an Associated Press cameraman saw police arrest three people who refused to leave.

Tens of thousands of Islamists and young activists massed in Tahrir Square on Friday, confronting Egypt's ruling military council. The military tolerates daytime demonstrations in the central square, a symbol of the country's Jan. 25-Feb. 11 uprising, but claims that long-term occupation paralyzes the city.