Unrest in Egypt reached a tipping point Wednesday when Egyptian Defense General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi announced in a televised statement that the country's Islamic-backed constitution has been temporarily suspended and the Head of Supreme Constitutional Court has been installed as interim Egyptian president — effectively removing Mohammed Morsi from power.
Sisi has also called for presidential and parliamentary elections, a panel to review the constitution and a national reconciliation committee that would include youth movements.
As the events unfolded, much of the unrest was captured on video.
In this video from Lindsey Parietti of MadaMasr, opponents of President Mohammed Morsi cheered in Tahrir Square, Cairo as the military's July 3 deadline passed for an end to Egypt’s political crisis.
This earlier video from Moheet.com shows chaos in the streets of Cairo. At least 16 people are reported to have been killed in violent clashes at Cairo University overnight on July 2 and into the early hours of July 3. The clashes occurred between supporters and opponents of the Muslim Brotherhood-led government as a deadline imposed by the military approached.
This video credited to Nabd al-Ikhwan from a pro-Muslim Brotherhood media activist page shows supporters of President Mohammed Morsi in Minya, south of Cairo, on July 1. The description of the video reads: "Dr. Morsi legitimate president of the country."
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