The army and police are of limited usefulness at holding a country down. At some point the uniformed forces may decide to side with the rebels, especially if the rebels appear to have a good chance of winning. There are reports of that sort of incident:
A number of police members removed their suits and joined protests against the regime, according to Al Arabiya.If your army treats you like royalty,
salute their contribution.
But don't rely on their loyalty,
come the revolution.