The journalist praises them and encourages them to talk about what’s happening. Once Topaz’s friends start beating him, the reporter begs Topaz to make them stop — “Topaz, give the command! Give the command, Topaz!”
update: Holy Crap!!! Topaz is captured!!!
The protesters ask him what he’s doing. He says, choking back tears, that he came to protect his president.
“The one that’s murdering us?”
“I was told differently,” Topaz answers.
“If they asked you to jump off a building for your president, would you do that too?”