The communiqué announced by Egypt's Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, which was read over the Egyptian state television, echoed the same message of toppling former President Hosni Mubarak two years ago. The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces announced that President Mohamed Mursi has not adequately responded to the public’s demands after the two-day ultimatum that was given to him.
Demands of the people?
After Hosni Mubarak’s overthrow, Egypt's Supreme Council of the Armed Forces has been attempting to display little enthusiasm for returning to politics.Dr. Majid Rafizadeh
In addition, Mohammed Mursi granted himself sweeping powers which primarily exempted his decrees from judicial review until ratification of a constitution. Nevertheless, it is crucial to point out that a military coup is characterized as the overthrowing of a government solely by the power of military officers. Mursi’s deposal on the other hand has been accompanied by millions of protesters who have been marching in the streets and occupying Tahrir square for days. These people from various social groups have urgently demanded the Egypt's Supreme Council of the Armed Forces to take serious actions. As Mustapha, a 22-year-old Egyptian engineer student, explained, “This is what the majority of the Egyptian people want. It is not a military coup. These are demands of millions of people in the street.”SHOW MORE