Egyptian Army Ousts Muslim Brotherhood President As Crowd Cheers - VIDEOSubmitted by emalvini on Wed, 07/03/2013 - 21:00
Egyptian Army Ousts Muslim Brotherhood President As Crowd Cheers - VIDEO
7:33 PM 07/03/2013
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s first democratically elected president was ousted Wednesday by the military after barely a year in office, felled by the same kind of popular revolt that first brought him to power in the Arab Spring.
The armed forces announced it would install a temporary civilian government to replace Islamist President Mohammed Morsi, who denounced the action as a “full coup” by the generals. They also suspended the Islamist-drafted constitution and called for new elections.
Millions of anti-Morsi protesters in cities around the country erupted in delirious scenes of joy after the televised announcement by the army chief. Fireworks burst over crowds in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, where men and women danced, shouting, “God is great” and “Long live Egypt.”