Among those dismissed were 505 major-generals, including 10 of the interior minister’s top assistants, 82 colonels, and 82 brigadiers.
Egyptian TV reports that 37 of the dismissed officers are to face charges of killing protesters.
In a purely coincidental event, protesters massed on Cairo’s Tahrir Square for the sixth straight day, calling for speedy trials for police officers involved in the killing of protesters and corrupt officials.
But not willing to concede anything else at this stage the military went in the other direction with the parliamentary elections, declaring that they would now be held in October or November instead of September.
Apparently the mainstream parties are not ready to fight an election after years of never having to do much as far as elections go.
The opposition parties however are well organised and ready to go after years of oppression.