EDIT: Updated to reflect new numbers from Reuters.
After Egypt’s Armed Forces General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi announced the ouster of President Mohmed Morsi on Wednesday, developments came in rapidly. Among the things you should know, below:
#MindYourBusinessUS Stop supporting fascist regimes in Egypt and let us write our own history. BACK OFF!— أسماء ماجد و الشرعية (@asmaa_maged) July 3, 2013
#MindYourBusinessUS Dear US, you do not support democracy, the majority in Egypt toppled the terrorist MB regime, mind your own business— Hesham Mansour (@Heshoz) July 3, 2013
Us government, it is not a military coup, it is a revolution & celebration of getting rid of the terrorist ruling party #MindYourBusinessUS— Ahmed Morad (@amorad_nasr) July 3, 2013
The hashtag #MindYourBusinessUS is trending amongst Egyptian netizens, many of whom object to calling what’s happening in Egypt right now a “coup.” It’s worth noting that in a poll taken last March, 82% of Egyptian respondents supported restoring governing authority to the military.
Muslim brotherhood rep tells nbc tanks on move outside cairo. That some of their members have been arrested. Says this is a ‘coup’ #egypt— Richard Engel (@RichardEngel) July 3, 2013
Wow - colleagues in Egypt report several hundred soldiers, with armoured vehicles, performing military parade near presidential palace.— Patricia Zengerle (@ReutersZengerle) July 3, 2013
Don’t don’t want to jump the gun here, but it certainly looks like a military coup is in the process of taking place in Egypt.