Egypt on edge after first anti-Sisi protest for years

Scattered protests in Egypt in the past few days highlight the risk that President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi could face broader…

Scattered protests in Egypt in the past few days highlight the risk that President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi could face broader dissent, driven by grievances over economic austerity and allegations of official corruption. Just a few hundred took to the streets in Cairo and other cities last Friday, shouting “Leave, Sisi”, after a series of videos by an activist accusing the government of corruption gained traction online.

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