Army ousts Morsi, suspends constitution

PHOTO | KHALED DESOUKI People celebrate at Tahrir Square after a broadcast by the head of the Egyptian military confirming that they would be taking over from the country's first democratically elected president Mohammed Morsi on July 3, 2013 in Cairo.

What you need to know:

  • Morsi denounces the move as "illegal", urges Egyptians to "peacefully resist the coup as he himself will do"
  • The constitution, controversially approved by Morsi's Islamist allies in December, would be suspended for up to 12 months while a new one was drawn up and put to a referendum, before presidential and parliamentary elections

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