Democracy fails in Egypt – here’s a view of Morsi’s opponents. Can democracy succeed a second time or will civil unrest escalate?
Morsi, Morsi you had to stop,
Morsi, Morsi not hearing us,
Morsi, Morsi there’s been a coup,
Morsi, Morsi you lost the plot,
Morsi, Morsi you must agree
Morsi, Morsi you had your chance,
Morsi, Morsi can’t you see
3rd July 2013 – headline from the BBC
Notes: “Army ousts Egypt’s President Morsi.” The head of Egypt’s army, Gen Abdul Fattah al-Sisi, has given a TV address, announcing that President Mohammed Morsi is no longer in office. He said the constitution had been suspended and the chief justice of the constitutional court would take on Mr Morsi’s powers. Flanked by religious and opposition leaders, Gen Sisi said Mr Morsi had “failed to meet the demands of the Egyptian people”. Anti-Morsi protesters in Cairo gave a huge cheer in response to the speech. The army’s move to depose the president follows four days of mass street demonstrations against Mr Morsi, and an ultimatum issued by the military which expired on Wednesday afternoon.
- Military ousts Morsy in Egypt coup (news.blogs.cnn.com)