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
To you its a coup, to 20 million plus Egyptians it's a revolution. Anyone you like they got what they wanted, morsi out. #Egypt
— Dele Jamal (@DeleJamal) 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?
Remember when Hillary Clinton, on behalf of Obama, supported "full transition" to Morsi? http://t.co/zaXDau6zb9
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) July 3, 2013
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:
Huge cheers in Tahrir square — Egypt will have a technocratic government while constitution annulled temporarily.
— Katty Kay (@KattyKayBBC) July 3, 2013