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Watch Live: Egyptians Protest in Cairo

July 3, 2013 - Ben Klein
PBS NewsHour is live streaming protests in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Wednesday.


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The Guardian: General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi "says the army attempted to have a national reconciliation that included the presidency. But that the army felt the people were calling for help. He insists the army does not seek to rule but to reset the national course.

Morsi is out. Sisi announces a transitional government and new presidential elections."

"The army warns against unrest in the streets. Sisi says anyone who commits violence will be confronted by the military"

"Sisi has finished speaking. Tahrir erupts in fireworks, cheers. Morsi is out."

Associated Press 3:10 P.M.: Egypt's military chief says president is replaced by chief justice of constitutional court.

REUTERS 2:47 P.M.: Egypt state-run Al-Ahram paper quotes presidency source saying the army told Mursi at 7 pm (17:00 GMT) that he was no longer president.

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Associated Press in Cairo: Egyptian troops, including commandos, have deployed near protest sites and key facilities .

From The Guardian

From The New York Times Cairo Bureau Chief and Mideast Correspondent David D. Kirkpatric

The Associated Press reports at 11:33 a.m. "The deadline on the military's ultimatum to President Mohammed Morsi has expired, with 48 hours passing since the time it was issued.

Giant cheering crowds of Morsi's opponents have been gathered in Cairo's Tahrir Square and other locations nationwide, waving flags furiously in expection that the military will act to remove the Islamist president after the deadline ends.

The military has not said it would act immediately at the stroke of the deadline's expiration. But it has said it will impose its own political plan if Morsi failed to satisfy the protesters' demands."

The Guardian is live streaming updates throughout the day here

Live stream from Bloomberg

From Democracy Now: Egypt is in a state of crisis as President Mohamed Morsi faces possible ouster from the military.

The Egyptian army is threatening to take over unless Morsi responds to a deadline of today to outline a "roadmap" for reconciliation after millions of Egyptians took to the streets to oppose his government. A leaked plan shows the military is prepared to overthrow Morsi, scrap a draft constitution and impose a government headed by an army general.

We go to Egypt to speak with Democracy Now! correspondent Sharif Abdel Kouddous, reporting from Cairo’s Tahrir Square. "The more important struggle is the one that is coming from the ground up — and that is a rejection of authoritarianism and a paternalistic form of government," Kouddous says. "We saw a rejection of Hosni Mubarak that threw him out of office, a rejection of the Supreme Council of the armed forces ruling Egypt, and now a rejection and a revolution against the Muslim Brotherhood. [The people] are revolting against these authoritarian elements that deny them political and economic agency."

 
 

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