Military Coup Underway in Egypt, Tanks Deployed in Cairo + Egypt’s Morsi Ousted, Cairo Explodes in Fireworks

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Dandelion Salad

RussiaToday on Jul 3, 2013

Some parts of the Egyptian army have reportedly been put on high alert status – as the military’s ultimatum for President Morsi to resolve the violent crisis has now passed. Fresh clashes between government supporters and anti-Islamist protesters erupted earlier outside Cairo University after at least 18 people were said to have been killed there overnight. RT’s correspondents Bel Trew and Paula Slier are in the Egyptian capital right now. READ MORE: http://on.rt.com/snqlvb

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Tahrir video: Egypt’s Morsi ousted, Cairo explodes in fireworks

RussiaToday on Jul 3, 2013

President Mohamed Morsi has been stripped of his power by the Egyptian army and the constitution has been suspended, General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi said in a statement. Egypt’s chief justice of the constitutional court will become the interim president. Fireworks were set off over Cairo’s Tahrir Square and across the city in celebration.

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Egyptian Pres. Morsi Strikes Down Army’s Ultimatum While Deadline Quickly Approaches

TheRealNews on Jul 3, 2013

Journalists Rania Al Malky & Mohamed ElMeshad discuss the potential for a coup and whether new elections would delay democracy and usher military rule

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US & Qatar Play Hidden, Key Role in Possible Morsi Coup

TheRealNews on Jul 3, 2013

Mohamed ElMeshad: US & Qatar strongly backed Morsi but with growing protests future for Morsi’s presidency looks dim

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Egypt’s political crisis

PressTVGlobalNews on Jul 2, 2013

The Egyptian army has given politicians 48 hours to meet the demands of the people and resolve the ongoing political crisis in the African country.

The Commander-in-Chief of the Egyptian Armed Forces General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said in a Monday statement that if political forces fail to agree to the popular demands, the military will offer its own road map to end the crisis. The military warning comes after the opposition set July 2 as a deadline for President Mohamed Morsi to step down.

The massive protests on Sunday came on the first anniversary of Morsi’s inauguration as president following the 2011 revolution that toppled the Western-backed regime of Hosni Mubarak.

The demonstrators are angry at Morsi’s handling of the economy and failure to fulfill his electoral promises.

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Egypt’s Morsi stripped of power, constitution suspended

RussiaToday on Jul 3, 2013

Egypt is undergoing a full-scale military coup. President Mohamed Morsi has been stripped of his power by the Egyptian army and the constitution has been suspended, General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi said in a statement. Egypt’s chief justice of the constitutional court will become the interim president.

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Egyptian army ousts President Morsi and suspends constitution

RTAmerica on Jul 3, 2013

After four days of massive protests, the people of Egypt have got what they wanted. According to reports, a military coup has has ousted President Mohamed Morsi after the people demanded that he step down due to his inability to turn the country around. Since Sunday, millions have taken to the streets to showcase their dissatisfaction with the current administration, and RT’s Paula Slier brings us up-to-date as people celebrate in Tahrir Square.

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Egyptian Army Coup Topples President Morsi

TheRealNews on Jul 4, 2013

Egypt on edge as military removes elected President after popular uprising brings million into the streets.

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12 responses to “Military Coup Underway in Egypt, Tanks Deployed in Cairo + Egypt’s Morsi Ousted, Cairo Explodes in Fireworks

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  6. Of course this is a military coup, essentially bloodless —
    but it’s pretty unusual as coups go, being a kind of
    coup-by-popular-demand — and potentially a hugely
    ironic coup as one authoritarian element unseats
    another for the sake of a more democratic result….
    self-determination for puppets!?!?

  7. A “Color Revolution” in a kaleidoscope!!

    Morsi was a US puppet…but then again so are the generals…

    “Meet the new boss…etc..”

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  8. Usually, a military coup is not good news. Lets hope this one is.

  9. THANKS for all this!

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