by Chris Bodenner
Issandr El Amrani catches up with a charismatic character:
The man on the front page of today's al-Masri al-Youm is a national hero. He's an army officer who decided to join the protestors (he hadn't been part of those deployed in Cairo). I spoke to him about what he and the Egyptian people wanted here's the video. Again, please translate it in the comments if you have time, but a summary is below. His demands, in brief:
- The end of the Mubarak regime and its apparatchiks
- Constitutional reform
- Free and fair elections
- No more presidencies for life
- An honest police force "like any developed country"
According to the YouTube caption, the officer's brother died in one of the demonstrations.