Egyptian actor and contractor Mohamed Ali renewed his call to demonstrate on Friday to demand the resignation of President Abdel Fattah El Sisi, or his removal through the army.
In a recent video aired on Wednesday evening, Ali called on Egyptians to be massed in all governorates, stressing that security forces could not confront the entire Egyptian people, citing police escaping in front of demonstrators in the January 25, 2011 revolution.
He stressed that many army officers communicate with him, but "senior leaders are pressing them to defend their personal interests."
The Egyptian streets are witnessing a state of alert to the security services because of the widespread call for demonstrations under the title "People's Revolution." Police have also launched a sweeping campaign of arrests of prominent activists and politicians.
Mohamed Ali said that Sisi uses the terminology of political Islam and terrorism scarecrow to continue Western support, adding that Sisi trades only this commodity, both in front of the West or Egyptians.
During a meeting with his US counterpart Donald Trump on the sidelines of the United Nations meetings, Sisi warned of the danger of "political Islam" to the region, in response to a question from journalists about the demonstrations that erupted against him in recent days.
Ali asked whether billions of aid to fight terrorism were actually spent on the army, which is suffering from armed groups, or on building palaces and rest houses. "Why are you building new palaces? Does Egypt need a new administrative capital?"