An official source in the Ministry of Interior revealed to Ahram Online Arabic that the Central Security Forces officer that appeared dancing inappropriately while holding two swords in a video clip filmed during the clashes of 28 June in Tahrir Square was a soldier and not an officer as said in the media.
The unnamed official source identified the solider as “Hany G” and added that he is currently under investigation for holding banned weapons, provoking protesters and acting inappropriately.
According to the source, the solider had a fight with one of the protesters during the clashes and that that protester snatched the helmet and shield of the Central Security soldier. In response, the soldier allegedly snatched from the protester two swords and danced with them inappropriately, in order to tease him.
Video of the soldier appeared first on Al-Masry Al-Youm daily newspaper's website before it went viral on YouTube. It has spurred dismay in the media with the Ministry of Interior at a time the ministry is facing intense criticism due to the excessive use of force against protesters on 27 and 28 June in Tahrir square.