Among the many remarkable developments in Egypt is the apparent emergence of an as-yet secret group of “Free Police Officers” among the security forces. They claim to have a presence at the top of the Interior Ministry, pledge not to attack peaceful demonstrators, and call on fellow officers in the major cities and governorates to follow suit. They will reveal themselves “when the time is right,” since apparently National Security (formerly State Security) and the police inspectorate have been instructed to investigate them.
Who can say whether this is a small group of disgruntled officers sending news releases to Al Masry Al Yom, or a broader tendency or organization? Either way, morale cannot be high among police officers.
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