'Full military coup' underway, Muslim Brotherhood says as Egyptian army's deadline passes
While Egypt awaits the army’s statement after its ultimatum to President Mohammed Morsi expired Wednesday, the Muslim Brotherhood claims there is a “full military coup” underway.
A spokesperson for the Brotherhood, to which Morsi belonged, tweeted the statement.
Giant cheering crowds of Morsi’s opponents have been gathered in Cairo’s Tahrir Square and other locations nationwide, waving flags furiously in expection that the military will act to remove the Islamist president after the deadline ends.
The military has not said it would act immediately at the stroke of the deadline’s expiration. But it has said it will impose its own political plan if Morsi failed to satisfy the protesters’ demands. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)