Live Updates From Egypt: Morsi Reportedly Removed From Power
Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi's ultimatum has elapsed. We're watching what happens next:
Update 8:29 a.am: Turkey calls military coup "unacceptable" and demands for Morsi's release from house arrest.
Update 7:55 a.m: Pro-Morsi supporters are at the ready in Cairo.
Update 7:07 am: Mohamed Badie, a top leader of Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood, has reportedly been arrested and flown to Cairo.
Update 6:29 a.m: Egypt has sworn in an interim leader, Mr. Adli Mansour.
But there are other voices, too:
Update 4:55 p.m.: The New York Times Lede blog notes that the official video of Morsi's last speech has been pulled from YouTube.
The Lede was able to save a copy of the complete address.
Update 4:40 p.m.: Islamists and Morsi supporters react on Twitter, as reports of police shutting down state media and arresting its reporters surface.
Al Jazeera Stream just pointed our attention to this gallery of every Vine tagged with "#Morsi"–there's a lot to see.
Update 4:32 p.m.: Syria's Bashar al-Assad comments.
Update 4:10 p.m.: The new interim president, Chief Justice of the Constitutional Court Adli Mansour, will be sworn in on Thursday.
Update 3:36 p.m: Mohammed Morsi's official Twitter account remains active. He is urging Egyptian citizens not to accept what he is calling a "coup."
Update 3:26 p.m.: Opposition leaders from the Dostour party (the Constitution party), the Tamarod youth movement, and the Al Nour party (an ultra-conservative religious group) are appearing live on Egyptian television one by one to endorse the "roadmap plan." Morsi is still nowhere to be found.
Meanwhile, many pro-Morsi supporters are still in the streets, chanting "Illegitimate!" and promising to defend Morsi with their lives. Many fear that violence will break out soon.
Update 3:22 p.m.: Coptic Pope Tawadros II has appeared on state television assuring the public that Egypt's religious leaders stand with the Egyptian military.
Update 3:10 p.m.: Egyptian General Sissi is currently appearing on state TV. He is accusing Morsi of failing to follow through with promises, solve Egypt's troubled economy. The military is suspending the constitution and instituting the Chief Justice of the Constitutional Court as interim President. Next, they will work on forming a technocratic government. Al Jazeera is showing live coverage here.
Update 2:57 p.m.: According to state-run media, Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi and Prime Minister Hesham Kandil have been officially removed from their posts.
Update 2:40 p.m.: Egyptian state media is reporting the Egyptian army's plan for the transition: short interim rule followed by elections. A plan, in other words, not entirely unlike the one presented in 2011.
Update 2:10 p.m.: The Egyptian state media will broadcast an update any minute now from leaders of the opposition.
Update 1:47 p.m.: The streets of cities around Egypt continue to fill with protesters and soldiers. Egypt and the world are awaiting an official statement from the military.
Update 1 p.m.: The army is staging a miltiary parade near the Presidential Palace. There are pictures of tanks and soldiers all over Cairo and other cities.
Update 12:30 p.m.: Men form circle to protect women from sexual assault. Way interesting read.
Update 12:20 p.m.: Ominous military vehicles near pro-Morsi rally in Nasir city.
Update 12:15 p.m.: Morsi and other top Muslim Brotherhood officials slapped with travel ban. Morsi and his aides keep using the word "coup," urge against violence.
Update 12:02 p.m.: Huge cheers in Cairo.
Update 11:55 a.m.: A Morsi spokesperson denies that Morsi is under house arrest. Still no statement from the army.
Update 11:30 a.m.: Unverified reports from Egypt's TV stations say the army has placed Muslim Brotherhood leaders are under house arrest at 11:30 a.m., Morsi included.
Update 11:10 a.m.: President Morsi has issued a statement on his Facebook page, reiterating that he holds opposition parties responsible for obstructing political compromise. No talk of stepping down. Huge crowds have gathered to wait for the military's statement, expected shortly after they emerge from meetings with opposition leaders.