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Supporters of Mursi angry after army decision to oust president

Wednesday, Jul 03, 2013 - 00:46

July 3 - Angry Muslim Brotherhood supporters say the army's decision to remove Islamist President Muhamed Mursi is tantamount to a 'military coup'. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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STORY: Supporters of Egypt's ousted Muslim Brotherhood said that Wednesday night's announcement by the armed forces of a political transition amounted to a "military coup" against the democratically-elected President. Scores of President Mohamed Mursi's supporters continued their days-old rally in Cairo, with crowds waving their shoes as a sign of disrespect to the military and chanting anti-military slogans. The Egyptian army overthrew the Islamist President earlier in the day and announced a political transition, after massive protests over three days by a wide range of political, religious and youth leaders. But leaders of Mursi's Muslim Brotherhood party decried the day's developments, including Mohamed al-Baltagi who said the move was an opportunity for the political opposition to reject "dialogue and democratic change through parliamentary elections.'' Several hundred soldiers with armored vehicles staged a parade near the presidential palace, and security sources said Mursi and the entire senior leadership of his Muslim Brotherhood were banned from leaving the country. Security sources told Reuters the authorities had sent a list of at least 40 leading members of the Brotherhood to airport police.

Supporters of Mursi angry after army decision to oust president

Wednesday, Jul 03, 2013 - 00:46

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