Egypt’s coup

On July 4, Egyptians woke up to their third new leadership since the February 2011 revolution. Top judge Adly Mansour was announced as the interim president after the army forced from office the country’s first freely elected President Mohamed Morsi following days of nationwide protests calling for his ouster.

On Thursday morning in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, hundreds of people continued a night of celebration of the military’s ouster of Morsi. But across town in Nasr City, the mood was far from jovial as supporters of Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated Freedom and Justice Party remained in the thousands, continuing their call for him to be restored to office.

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