Marketplace   Menu Guide   Complete Pages      
butler eagle
Site last updated: Thursday, October 23, 2014 Bookmark our site!
Local PennsylvaniaNationalInternationalNews Extras  
Published: July 3, 2013 print this article Print save this article Save email this article Email ENLARGE TEXT increase font decrease font

Egyptian military ousts President Morsi



CAIRO — A statement on the Egyptian president’s office’s Twitter account has quoted President Mohammed Morsi as calling military measures “a full coup.”
The denouncement was posted shortly after the Egyptian military announced it was ousting Morsi, who was Egypt’s first freely elected leader but drew ire with his Islamist leanings. The military says it has replaced him with the chief justice of the Supreme Constitutional Court, called for early presidential election and suspended the Islamist-backed constitution.
Morsi was quoted as saying those measures “represent a full coup categorically rejected by all the free men of our nation.”
Army chief Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, in a televised address to the nation on Wednesday, said a government of technocrats will be appointed to run the country during a transition period he did not specify.
An aide of ousted President Morsi, Ayman Ali, said the former leader has been moved to an undisclosed location. He gave no details.
Cheers erupted among millions of protesters nationwide who were demanding Morsi’s ouster. Fireworks lit the Cairo night sky.
But Morsi supporters elsewhere in the city shouted “No to military rule.”





Back
Comments
Order Photos!
 
MORE NEWS HEADLINES
arrow Canada gunman wanted a passport to go to Mideast
arrow Parking meeting sought
arrow Stores, eateries may be on way
arrow Grandma pleads guilty
 
MOST READ ARTICLES
arrow Crash proves fatal
arrow Grandmother pleads guilty to drug dealing
arrow State law nixes city parking lot for hotel
arrow POLICE REPORTS