Unknown groups within Egypt called for protests on 11th November against the rising prices free-fall of Egyptian currency and the dictatorial regime of Sisi in general. The protests were also supported by some groups affiliated to Muslim Brotherhood.
The police and Sisi regime put the entire Cairo on high alert from any sort of protests. The police and the military ensure that the famous Tahir Square was literally empty and only thing moving were the military armoured vehicles. Obviously, Sisi’s government did everything possible to stop any sort of protests from occurring. The fear among Government is that, if even a small protest occurs, it will have a domino effect and might lead to a revolution again.
Despite the high security, some protesters did come on the streets to protest. Over 100 arrests have been made across Egypt, including about 40 in Cairo.
In the emails released by Wikileaks, Hillary Clinton has claimed that, Egypt will indefinitely remain under Sisi’s military rule as Arab countries like Saudi Arabia and UAE want it to be. Hilary Clinton mentioned in a talk at Jewish United Fund Advance & Major Gifts Dinner:
… So it’s, right now, playing itself out. The military [in Egypt] is going to remain in charge for as long as they choose to, really. They are going to face more internal threats that they are going to have to be very tough in dealing with, and they are going to try to, in as much as they can, squash the Muslim Brotherhood and their political arm. And they are getting a lot of help from the Saudis to the Emiratis—to go back to our original discussion—because the Saudis and the Emiratis see the Muslim Brotherhood as threatening to them, which is kind of ironic since the Saudis have exported more extreme ideology than any other place on earth over the course of the last 30 years.
It remains to be seen, whether Egyptian people will be able to overthrow Sisi’s puppet government supported by Arab Monarchies to re-establish democracy or the status-quo will prevail in Egypt.