Against Backdrop Of 'Yellow Vest' Protests In France, Muslim Brotherhood Denies Involvement In Them – But Expresses Support For Protestors, Gloats Over Macron's Troubles

In recent days, against the backdrop of the Yellow Vest civil unrest in France protesting President Emmanuel Macron’s announcement of a green tax on fuel effective January 1, 2019, Egyptian media affiliated with the regime of Egyptian President ‘Abd Al-Fattah Al-Sisi have begun to claim that the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) is involved in the protests, and is even fanning them. According to articles in the Egyptian press and stories on Egyptian television, covert MB activists have infiltrated the ranks of the French protestors, fanning the protests, violence, looting, and vandalism across the country. This situation, the media are saying, is comparable to the MB’s participation in the 2011 protests in Egypt, that ultimately brought down the regime of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak. The MB, for its part, has denied all involvement in the protests, and has stated that the Egyptian regime is spreading accusations about it with the aim of damaging its reputation and inciting France and the West against it (by memri org).

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