On Monday the Egyptian military gave Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi an ultimatum: Either agree on power-sharing with other political forces within 48 hours or the military will set out its own roadmap for the country’s future.
On Tuesday Reuters reported that the military would suspend the Islamist-shaped constitution and dissolve the country’s Islamist-dominated parliament under a draft of the political roadmap.
Meanwhile, the military’s threat has galvanised Morsi supporters.
A military source told Reuters that as many as 14 million of the country’s 84 million took part in Sunday’s demonstrations, and on Tuesday
— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) July 2, 2013
Middle East analyst Shami Witness put it perfectly:
#PreviousRetweet shows the deep divide in Egypt. Pro-Morsi side has caught up now with numbers,all thanks to coup threats from SCAF.
— Shami Witness (@ShamiWitness) July 2, 2013
At least seven people have been killed in pro & anti-government clashes on Tuesday, according to Egypt’s health ministry says.
We’ll be updating this post as more information becomes available.
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