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It’s happening, anti-Sisi protests in Egypt. May not spiral but a lot is happening these days, and this does seem like the beginning of a new phase.
“Rise up, fear not, Sisi must go.”
Reports of protests in Cairo, Alexandria, and now Suez

“People want the downfall of the regime.”
Reportedly in Tahrir Square
At this point, breaking the silence is a bit step in and of itself.
“Say it, fear not, Sisi must go.”
Even though the punching videos from former Egyptian military contractor Mohammed Ali have been the talk of the town in the whole region for weeks, almost nothing in mainstream media about them. Disconnect once again.
Egypt protests
Egypt protests against Trump’s “favorite dictator.”
Reportedly a protest in Alexandria

#هو_مصر_قليلة_ولا_ايه #قصور_محمد_علي
Gorgeous Egypt protests against Sisi
A demonstration in #Suez against El-Sisi.
You realize what it means to protest against Sisi? It could rotting in jail, being killed and/or your family going through various forms of hell
So, protests broke out last year in 3 Arab countries, in #Jordan #Iraq #Sudan.

This year, the one in #Sudan led to a regime change.

Then came #Algeria, which led to some reforms.

Now it’s #Egypt.

And the Saudi+UAE “counter-revolutionary axis” is having troubles of its own.
Al Jazeera’s famous “split screen” coverage of Arab protests
Every time I think about this, I can’t help but think how this is EXTRAORDINARY courage. The definition of courage. The costs are too high, which goes to demonstrate how bad the situation has become. #بلحة #بلحه #بلحة_بقى_لونه_لموني
Egypt’s protests are happening days after a major milestone for Tunisia’s democracy, with the success of the election there; and the death of Tunisia’s ousted president Ben Ali in Saudi Arabia yesterday

Feels like someone is playing a game of ironies.
Demonstrators in Alexandria: the people want the downfall of the regime
For a personal feel of what is (has been) happening in Egypt, check the developments with Arab Spring icon from #Egypt Wael Ghonim
Demonstrators take down a banner of El-Sisi
Good context #Egypt

Egyptians Are Furious Over Corruption Videos — and Demanding Sisi “Get Out” vice.com/en_us/article/… via @vice
Numbers may look insufficient for outsiders but these are a remarkable expression of what lies beneath. Too many policymakers believe Sisi faces challenges but things are moving positively in his favor. Braving a thuggish regime like this one says enough.
Importantly, these protests follow years of systematic cleansing of critics of the regime. Plus the crushing of the MB as an organization. If not jailed or killed, activists of all flavors left the country en mass. Still, ordinary people can still muster the courage to defy Sisi.
Demonstrators stomp over Sisi pictures

Protests in Egypt

Oh it’s always the Muslim Brotherhood..
El-Sisi supporter breaks down, calls on El-Sisi to “save Egypt” and for the military and police to come out. Traitors, Brotherhood etc want to destroy the country, she screams.
This was apparently from an hour ago. One can only imagine what will happen to him. They look like vultures
We all thought nobody would turn up. Beyond what everyone imagined. Not sure about the Sisi regime.

Some seem to measure things by whether this will increase or will be the end of it.

It‘s already a big deal! The mood before & after won’t be the same
UAE foreign affairs minister says the protests against El-Sisi are organized by the Muslim Brotherhood to destabilize Egypt. “Egypt is recovering & confronting the challenges daily with determination. The reality is contrary to what the partisan & foreign-funded media propagates”
Note that pro-Sisi Egyptians’ response to the protests has focused on the size or non-existence of protests, while the UAE & its puppets almost unanimously focused on the absurd claim of a role for the Muslim Brotherhood. They know that would put off clueless audience in the West
Multiple explanations given to why Egyptians call Sisi the pejorative nickname “Balaha”. What Daesh to ISIS.

It came from an old movie of a man in a mental institution. Balaha, lit. means “a palm date”, evokes mockery even if one isn’t familiar with the character. You’re welcome
Second day of protests in Egypt. Clashes with the security forces in Suez
“Folks, the police are downstairs, they want to arrest me. I did not do anything beyond filming what happened.”
Almost all Egyptian channels led with the “historic visit” by El-Sisi to New York for the UNGA. “Why historic”? Because he has made a point to go there every year, this year as the chair of the African Union, and to present an objective voice on how to stabilize the region:
Egyptian security forces notice a woman filming their dispersal of a protest, and shoot (toward) her. Amazing how they’re vigilant about people filming them in each cordoned or balcony, even in action.
Top Egyptian Salafi cleric stands with El-Sisi against protesters, says he & his followers believe in “gradual reform” & oppose calls that will lead to bloodshed, squandering of resources. “We won’t be a tool of destruction through our words or acts, we’ll preserve our country.”
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