It’s pretty cool, but a disincentive to future democratic governments in Egypt…get enough protestors and the army will oust you?
Thousands at pro-Morsi rally chant “Down with military rule” and “invalid” after the announcement; no word on Morsi’s whereabouts; all non-essential staff evacuated from U.S. Embassy in Cairo; head of Egypt’s Church Coptic Pope Tawadros endorses the coup along with Al-Azhar University head, Grand Sheikh Ahmad Al-Tayeb (via AJEnglish), new “roadmap” to a constitution will be announced by head of Coptic Church and head opposition leader.
Egyptian state-run media evacuated but Morsi still updates his Facebook page, states that he rejects the military coup; his supporters reputedly still in control of the government.
More than 18 Egyptian emergency teams are on hand to provide First Aid in Tahrir (Liberation) Square. It seems like having the central square in your capital city named “Liberation” has got to be kind of a jinx on authoritarian governments…