The strike is the latest crack to emerge in the Egyptian state, which has been dogged by civil unrest in several cities over the past six weeks. It also adds a new dimension to the ongoing national debate about
police abuses, which was a major cause of both the 2011 uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak, and the current unrest that continued across several pockets of Egypt this weekend


"I think we [can] safely say a police mutiny is underway in #Egypt,"tweeted Issandr el-Amrani, an analyst and commentator on Egyptian politics.

Lets hope that whatever (hopefully) replaces the current model resembles neither Morsi nor Mubarak as much as possible.