15 Egypt army officers join protesters

Posted: February 11, 2011 in Uncategorized

Cairo – An Egyptian army officer who joined protests in Cairo’s Tahrir Square said on Friday 15 other middle-ranking officers had also gone over to the demonstrators.

“The armed forces’ solidarity movement with the people has begun,” Major Ahmed Ali Shouman told Reuters by telephone just after dawn prayers.

On Thursday evening Shouman told crowds in Tahrir that he had handed in his weapon and joined their protests demanding an immediate end to President Hosni Mubarak’s 30-year rule.

“Some 15 officers … have joined the people’s revolution,” he said, listing their ranks ranging from captain to lieutenant colonel. “Our goals and the people’s are one.” LINK HERE

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