Breaking: Egyptian army says Morsi is no longer president; Updates
BREAKING – BBC Arabic – Army informs Morsi that he is no longer president of Egypt – cites Al Ahram Gate (via @SultanAlQassemi)
— joseph dana (@ibnezra) July 3, 2013
There is big news coming out of Egypt this afternoon, with reports that the Egyptian army is saying President Mohamed Morsi is no longer the country’s president.
Reuters: Egypt state-run newspaper says army told Morsi at 5pm GMT that he was no longer President
— Patrick deHahn (@patrickdehahn) July 3, 2013
Stay tuned for updates.
Morsi associates are calling it a “coup”:
— Nino Brodin (@Orgetorix) July 3, 2013
Many others share that assessment:
@stweeted it is a military coup.It seemed like a planned act.The army put tanks in chosen places.they are subjectiv and wants set down morsi
— Alettin Atalay (@AlettinAtalay) July 3, 2013
Dear @BBCBreaking this is not a Military coup, 50 million people have spoken & impeached Morsi, the military are carrying out their wishes.
— Sazzle سارة (@SazzleUk) July 3, 2013
How will the Obama Administration respond?
Honduras military ousts a far-left elected tyrant, Obama forces him back to power. Egypt military ousts Morsi, Obama silent.
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) July 3, 2013
Sad day for Obama. Egypt's Radical Islamist Muslim Brotherhood President Morsi is ousted by Egyptian Military.
— Publius (@rkirchmeyer) July 3, 2013
The crowd in Tahrir square reportedly responds to the news with cheers: