Source: Arab Center Washington DC
Author(s): Imad K. Harb
What little is known about the demonstrations that broke out in Egyptian cities since Friday, September 20, is that they are spontaneous and the protesters are demanding the departure of President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi and his coterie of stalwart supporters. The trigger for these protests appears to be a former businessman-contractor and actor, Mohammed Ali, who knows the inner workings of the Egyptian state. Ali has incriminating evidence against Sisi, his family, and military advisors. In addition, he has been releasing videos revealing malfeasance and corruption in military and other contracts, urging people to stage mass protests to topple the president.
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