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Fall of Mohamed Morsi Triggers Protests

A man with his camel walks near a sand sculpture of Egypt's ousted president Mohamed Morsi created by Indian sand artist Sudarshan Patnaik at the golden sea beach in Puri, about 65 km (40 miles) from the eastern Indian city Bhubaneswar July 5, 2013.
A man with his camel walks near a sand sculpture of Egypt's ousted president Mohamed Morsi created by Indian sand artist Sudarshan Patnaik at the golden sea beach in Puri, about 65 km (40 miles) from the eastern Indian city Bhubaneswar July 5, 2013.
Cecily Hilleary
At least one is dead after clashes broke out between Egypt's military and protesters demonstrating against the removal of Mohamed Morsi from power. Thousands of Morsi supporters gathered outside Cairo's Rabea Al-Adaweya mosque, where Muslim Brotherhood Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie called on the military to free Morsi and reinstate him as president.

Meanwhile, Adly Mansour, appointed by the military as interim leader of Egypt, dissolved parliament, and the African Union suspended Egypt's membership, a decision it said will stand until Egypt restores a constitutional democracy. State TV also said that Adli Mansour, the constitutional court chief justice sworn in as head of state on Thursday, had appointed Mohamed Ahmed Farid as head of intelligence.

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by: charlie from Arkansas from: California
July 05, 2013 4:18 PM
We sure didn't see that coming! I'm being sarcastic. It's honestly hard to know when to get involved and when not to. I'm thinking in hindsight today, that if we could have, we should have stayed the army's hand. Yep Egypt was a mess already but things could have been worse and maybe they will be. Junta rule, while terrorists start honing their skill with bombs is infinitely worse. But in truth that is hindsight talking. I wouldn't have made that comment yesterday. Hindsight always makes things look simpler than when you are acting in real time. At the least Morsi and his elected and appointed staff shouldn't be held in an army barracks like criminals, they were an elected government. That is how modern people decide when a government is legitimate, not PR from the army. That is ugly.

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