CAIRO - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi warned critics on Tuesday not to hold protests on January 25 to mark the anniversary of the 2011 uprising, saying a new revolt risked destroying the country.
Opposition groups including the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, families of political prisoners, and left-wing activists are calling for mass demonstrations on January 25, 2016 -- which marks five years since the start of an 18-day uprising that ended autocratic president Hosni Mubarak's 30-year grip on power.
"Why am I hearing calls for another revolution? Why do you want to ruin (Egypt)? I came by your will and your choice and not despite it," Sisi said in a speech marking the Prophet Mohammed's birthday, which this year falls on December 23.