Egypt Institute Journal (Vol. 5 – Issue 17) / studies

Conditional Protest: A Reading in Mobilization of September 20, 2019

january 2020

january 2020

Wesam Fouad is an Egyptian intellectual and thinker. He is specialized in political sociology and has many studies and writings on the structure of the Egyptian State and mechanisms of rebuilding it.


This study is an attempt to understand the framework of the “September 20 mobilization”, and why the researcher calls it “a conditional protest contract”? Does this conditionality mean that Egyptians reversed options of January 25 revolution? What is the alternative to ‘conditional protest’? What are these conditions? And why Egyptians insist on that ‘conditional protest’? Will the criteria for judging the “September 20 mobilization’ apply to any coming mobilization?

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