Tanks Move On Cairo: Supporters of Egyptian President Morsi Say Military Coup Underway, Fears Bloodshed - VIDEOSubmitted by emalvini on Wed, 07/03/2013 - 13:11
Tanks Move On Cairo: Supporters of Egyptian President Morsi Say Military Coup Underway, Fears Bloodshed - VIDEO
By Richard Engel, Charlene Gubash and Erin McClam, NBC News
CAIRO — An adviser to Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi said Wednesday that a military coup was underway, that tanks were on the move outside Cairo and that communication with the president had been cut off.
As a military deadline came and went for Morsi to step aside, the army took control of state television, and boisterous crowds opposed to the regime cheered and danced in Tahrir Square.
Representatives of the Muslim Brotherhood, which supports Morsi, also said that some of its leaders had been rounded up and arrested.