The Egyptian government fired 669 police officers for involvement in violence on the demonstrators, who demanded President Hosni Mubarak backed the Revolution January 25 last. Mass dismissals are touted as the biggest overhaul of the police of Egypt this year.
According to the news station CNN, Interior Ministry spokesman Mahmoud Alla on Wednesday said as many as 505 officers and 82 rank of general officer rank of brigadier general, was fired from the force. A total of 27 officers involved were charged directly to kill the demonstrators.
The dismissal of police officers who act arbitrarily is one of the main demands of protesters who persist in Tahrir Square, Cairo, which became the center of resistance to the government of President Hosni Mobarak.
They’ve survived for weeks with a television, clothes, laptops, sleeping bags, and clothes that show that they will stay for a long time there.
Another demand of the demonstrators are economic improvements, the resignation of Interior Minister, the prosecution is rapid for the officers, and the cessation of military courts. As long as the demands have not been met, they will continue to survive in Tahir Square and blocked the flow of traffic around the venue.
Currently the government of Egypt was taken over by the military after President Mubarak’s resignation on 11 February. They plan to hold the first parliamentary elections after the resignation of the president in September.
President Mubarak is scheduled to undergo trial in Cairo Criminal Court on August 3. The charges that will apply to him are, among others, corruption and killings of demonstrators.