Fady Mohammed, a 21-year-old student who works on awareness campaigns in low-income neighborhoods, said discussions with people there focus on frustration at lack of change in their living conditions, two years after the ouster of Mubarak.
‘‘Many say neither the Brotherhood nor the revolutionaries have done them any good,’’ Mohammed said. ‘‘People feel that the government never takes the side of the poor and is more concerned about establishing control.’’
Gouda had no good news for the impoverished. He said years of poor economic policies were bound to hit Egyptians hard.
‘‘We will have to rely on local civil groups and charities to compensate some of the low-income groups,’’ he said.