Millions of Egyptians poured into the streets on Wednesday to celebrate the overthrow of President Mohamed Morsi and his Islamist regime. Following an Egyptian general's announcement of a successful military coup, crowds erupted in jubilation at the news.
Fireworks light the sky moments after Egypt's military chief says the president is replaced by chief justice of constitutional court outside the presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, July 3, 2013. Egypt's military has suspended the Islamist-backed constitution and called early elections. The military also announced that embattled President Mohammed Morsi will be replaced. Cheers erupted among millions of protesters nationwide who were demanding Morsi's ouster. Credit: AP
“Since last November, 2012, they started to call for a national dialogue with all political parties have responded, and it was rejected by the president in the last moments,” General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said in the televised announcement.
Sissi said a government of technocrats will be appointed to run the country during a transition period he did not specify.
Cheers erupted among millions of protesters nationwide who were demanding Morsi's ouster. Fireworks lit the Cairo night sky. Morsi supporters elsewhere in the city shouted "No to military rule."
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The Associated Press contributed to this report.