Will the protests against Egypt’s president spread? | Inside Story

Protests are rare in today’s Egypt.
President Abdel Fattah El Sisi has stifled dissent ever since he deposed his predecessor in a military coup six years ago.
However, the government ban of protests has been defied in several cities over the past two nights.
Dozens were arrested near Tahrir Square in Cairo, where the 2011 revolution to overthrow President Hosni Mubarak unfolded.
Sisi is denying allegations from a former military contractor that he wasted public money to build palaces, luxury villas and hotels.
How will he and the army respond to one of the biggest challenges to his rule so far?

Presenter: Imran Khan

Amr Magdi – Middle East & North Africa Researcher, Human Rights Watch
Tawfik Hamid – Egypt affairs analyst
Omar Ashour – Founding Director, Critical Security Studies Programme, Doha Institute for Graduate Studies

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