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Egypt: Anti-Morsi demonstrators smell blood as army deadline nears00:55

Egypt: Anti-Morsi demonstrators smell blood as army deadline nears

Egypt, Cairo
July 3, 2013 at 14:06 GMT +00:00 · Published

Egypt: Anti-Morsi demonstrators smell blood as army deadline nears

At least 23 people have been reported dead according to AP as vigilantes opposed to Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi surrounded the Ittihadeyya Presidential Palace in Cairo in anticipation of mass anti-government rallies on Wednesday evening. The mobilisation came as a deadline set by the supreme commander of the Egyptian armed forces, General Abdel Fatah Sisi, passed without an end to the political division.

The army has promised to intervene if President Morsi does not come to an agreement with the opposition. According to private news channel Al-Hayyat, the Egyptian Army currently has President Morsi under house arrest. Morsi's response towards the Army's position was defiant as the President made a public speech Tuesday night announcing that 'there is no substitute for legitimacy'. He claims that he will fight with blood if circumstances called for it.

The protests in Egypt began Sunday June 30, on the first year anniversary of President Mohammed Morsi's presidential rule. Demonstrations pro and anti-Morsi have continued since, with at least 23 people reported killed and 619 injured on Wednesday.

Egypt: Anti-Morsi demonstrators smell blood as army deadline nears00:55
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Egypt: Anti-Morsi demonstrators smell blood as army deadline nears

At least 23 people have been reported dead according to AP as vigilantes opposed to Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi surrounded the Ittihadeyya Presidential Palace in Cairo in anticipation of mass anti-government rallies on Wednesday evening. The mobilisation came as a deadline set by the supreme commander of the Egyptian armed forces, General Abdel Fatah Sisi, passed without an end to the political division.

The army has promised to intervene if President Morsi does not come to an agreement with the opposition. According to private news channel Al-Hayyat, the Egyptian Army currently has President Morsi under house arrest. Morsi's response towards the Army's position was defiant as the President made a public speech Tuesday night announcing that 'there is no substitute for legitimacy'. He claims that he will fight with blood if circumstances called for it.

The protests in Egypt began Sunday June 30, on the first year anniversary of President Mohammed Morsi's presidential rule. Demonstrations pro and anti-Morsi have continued since, with at least 23 people reported killed and 619 injured on Wednesday.