The recent protests demanding the fall of Abdel Fattah el-Sisi were Egypt’s largest since the 2013 military coup. Years of repression have devastated the organized opposition and its networks — but a fresh revolt by Egyptian youth has shown that the regime is anything but secure.
Hossam el-Hamalawy is an Egyptian journalist and socialist activist. He regularly posts updates and analysis via his Twitter, @3arabawy.
Sisi is whipping up homophobia and targeting gay people to distract his base from rising unemployment and inflation.