Some Egyptian police are siding with anti-Morsi protesters?

http://twitter.com/#!/mlotfyamnesty/status/275983086108409856

Good question. Somebody loyal to President Mohamed Morsi is reportedly shooting tear gas at protesters from the Presidential Palace.

On the other hand, according to unconfirmed reports from numerous Twitter users, some Egyptian riot police sympathize with the protesters.

This Tweeter says some Egyptian police took off their uniforms, left them in a heap on the ground, and joined forces with the anti-Morsi protesters:

Police get rid of their uniforms, join the protests near Pres. Palace twitter.com/SamiraIbrahim4…#Morsi #Tahrir @operationegypt @youranonnews

— Ashour (@mhmmdashour) December 4, 2012

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Several Twitter users allege that police let protesters cross barbed wire as they approached the Presidential Palace:

The masses cross the barbed wires, riot police stands still, chanting now people want the downfall of the regime #Egypt

— Mohamed Lotfy (@mlotfyamnesty) December 4, 2012

#Egypt ians besiege the Pres Palace after police let them through/joined the protests #Tahrir #OPEgypt facebook.com/photo.php?fbid… @operationegypt

— Ashour (@mhmmdashour) December 4, 2012

Earlier today, smiling police were photographed shaking hands with protesters:

Riot police shaking hand with protesters, chanting people and police one hand #Egypt twitter.com/mlotfyamnesty/…

— Mohamed Lotfy (@mlotfyamnesty) December 4, 2012

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