Egyptian Military Officers Defecting to Protesters

26 11 2011

Taken from The Guardian

Egyptian military defector: ‘I saw people dying and the army gave the orders for us to stand and watch’ – video

Speaking next to an open window that looks out on to Tahrir Square, Major Tamer Samir Badr says he now feels it is his duty to protect ‘these people who are fighting for our rights’. The 37-year-old claims many officers have been attending the protests secretly in civilian clothes

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