The Egyptian protests that began 20 September continue. Despite the harsh government crackdown, protestors continue taking to the streets against the dictatorship of Abdel Fattah el-Sisi’s corruption, repression, and dire economic conditions. Among the 3,000 arrested, many claim they were going about their daily business at the time.
Since his military takeover in 2013, El-Sisi, America’s proud ally, has arrested over 80,000 Egyptians, who remain detained, and dozens of mass death sentences have been issued.
TRENDPOST: What is happening in Egypt is symptomatic of what is occurring in militarily-run, economically depressed nations across the globe. As economic conditions deteriorate and repressive government measures to quell civil unrest intensify, the unrest will explode into civil war.