In Egypt, where three advisers to President Mohammed Morsy have stepped down. This, as violence intensified and demonstrators set fire Wednesday to offices of the Muslim brotherhood.
CNN's Reza Sayah is in Cairo and we asked him what all this means for the country's political future.
Morsy to address nation amid political crisis
Hasan Amin has been here before.
The thugs with knives and rocks chasing down protesters. Presidential backers belittling the opposition, accusing them of using "crude and contemptible ways of expression," to quote the Muslim Brotherhood. The pressure to go home and be quiet.
A few years ago, the thugs belonged to former President Hosni Mubarak. Now, Amin says, it's President Mohamed Morsy and his backers in the Muslim Brotherhood wielding the oppression.
"It's exactly the same battle," the CNN iReporter said.
Morsy, the target of intense anger from Egypt's fractious liberal opposition is expected to speak to the nation Thursday night after violent protests outside his presidential palace that left six people dead and at least 672 wounded.