However, a government ban on protests has been defied in several cities over the past two nights.
How will the president and the army respond to one of the biggest challenges to their rule so far?
Presenter: Imran Khan
Amr Magdi – Middle East and North Africa researcher at Human Rights Watch
Tawfik Hamid – Egypt affairs analyst
Omar Ashour – Founding director of the Critical Security Studies Programme at the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies
Source: Al Jazeera News
Protests are rare in today’s Egypt. President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has stifled dissent ever since he deposed his predecessor Mohamed Morsi in a military coup six years ago. However, a government ban on protests has been defied in several cities over the past two nights.