Despite Egypt’s military rulers’ re-assurances, thousands of protesters refused to move from Tahrir Square on Sunday night. Uncertainty remains over how much influence the army will seek to impose on a corrupt regime that they are seen as having propped up for thirty years.
That executive was also supported by the police who staged a demonstration of their own outside the Interior Ministry.
They have not had much support from people in this uprising, with claims that they helped organise the pro-Mubarak supporters. But now they are claiming to have been victims of the former regime as well.
They say it was the high-ranking officers that used to get all the privileges, and they were left to starve or take money from the people.
Another said officer that “if they’re given a higher salary they won’t need to hold out their hand”.
It seems everyone in Egypt wants to see change. The demonstrators have heard conciliatory words from the military rulers so far, but not quite yet enough for all of them to return to their homes.