Tonight, Mosaic continues our reporting on the situation in Egypt: Listen to the demonstrators' demands and take a look at Mubarak's new cabinet. Meanwhile, Dubai TV reports on the redeployment of police on Cairo's streets
as demonstrators are heard chanting "the people and the army are one."
As the protests progress, it is becoming increasingly apparent that the police and the army are seen in a very different light by the Egyptian people.
In June 2010, the killing of 28-year-old Khaled Said outraged Egyptian society. Said was beaten to death by two policemen for threatening to expose the rampant corruption within the police force by releasing a video that allegedly showed officers dividing up the evidence after a drug bust. This was not the first time action by Egyptian police generated the people's anger. The institution has been routinely accused of torture and human rights organizations have long reported that police brutality and torture have become systemic under President Hosni Mubarak's regime.
The army, on the other hand, is one of the most respected institutions in the country for helping overthrow Egypt's monarchy in 1952 and for its role in the 1973 war against Israel. Today, the army released a statement saying that "freedom of expression" was guaranteed to all citizens using peaceful means and vowed not to fire on demonstrators who have “legitimate grievances.”
So what does this mean for the 'march of millions' that is planned for tomorrow if the army does not back the police?