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Egypt After Morsi - Part 1

On June 30, exactly one year after Egyptians voted for Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed Morsi to become their first-ever democratically elected president, millions of protesters filled central Cairo and town squares across Egypt demanding his dismissal.

The Defense Minister, General Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, promptly issued Morsi with a 48-hour deadline to heed the protesters' demands or face military intervention.

Was this another Egyptian revolution, a military coup or—as some feared—the beginning of a civil war?

With the clock to the army's deadline ticking down and the whole country poised to see what would happen next, VICE went to Cairo to find out.

More about the uprising in Egypt:

Hanging with Morsi Supporters at a Muslim Brotherhood Rally in Cairo

Video from the Clashes on the October 6 Bridge in Cairo

We Saw the Egyptian Military Stage a Coup

 

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