Egyptian army ultimatum expires; Morsi defiant (Updated: Military ousts Morsi, suspends constitution)

Both sides have pledged their blood to get their way so it looks like they are going to get their wish. The 3:00 PM deadline in Cairo has passed and President Moihammed Morsi is still in power. But for how long? Reports from Cairo say that armed soldiers have taken over the state-run TV studios and that the army is in talks with the opposition. Time Magazine: The military beefed up its presence inside the mammoth headquarters of state television on the banks of the Nile River in central Cairo. Crack troops were deployed in news-production areas. Officers from the army's media department moved inside the newsroom and were monitoring output, though not yet interfering, staffers said, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk about the arrangements. The state TV is run by the information minister, a Muslim Brotherhood member put in the post by Morsi, and its coverage had largely been in favor of the government. But already in...(Read Full Post)

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