previous status quo

[color=darkred]hiii all, :slight_smile:

Please, I have read the following sentence somewhere… would you please tell me whether it is right or wrong sentence??

Thanks in advance :slight_smile:

“Being the all-knowing apparatus it is, the SSI probably knew any efforts to counter the revolution and restore the [color=red]previous status quo would not help them escape prosecution.”

[color=darkred]Can we say “previous status quo”??? Is this a correct expression??

Thanks everybody :slight_smile:

Yes that’s fine.

The status quo that once existed has been disturbed.
This should restore the status quo back to its previous state.

‘status quo’ = The existing state of affairs (especially regarding social or political issues).
“they have a vested interest in maintaining the status quo.”

Thank you so much, Beeesneees for your reply :slight_smile:

Have a Great Day :slight_smile: