Tensions in Egypt Intensify as Morsi Rejects Army Ultimatum

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

A general view shows Egyptian anti government protesters praying at sunset on Cairo's Tahrir Square, on February 7, 2011, on the 14th days of protests calling for an end to Hosni Mubarak's regime. (MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images/Getty)

The situation in Egypt is quickly intensifying after President Mohamed Morsi rejected an army ultimatum to find a resolution to the protests.

A ban on international travel has been placed on President Morsi and other Muslim Brotherhood members by security forces, and a senior aide to the president, Essam al-Hadded, has accused the military of staging a coup.

In a last-minute appeal to the protesters, Morsi said he would give his life to defend the legitimacy of the constitution, and he reminded Egyptians that he came to power through a democratic process.

Joining us on the ground in Cairo is David Kirkpatrick, Cairo-bureau chief for our partner The New York Times, and Dalia Ziada, an Egyptian blogger and activist.


David D. Kirkpatrick and Dalia Ziada

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Comments [1]

Jerrold Richards from Lyle, Washington

I'll believe Egypt is changing when guys wash half the dishes in their homes. Otherwise it is just one gang of good old boys against another.

Jul. 03 2013 04:42 PM

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