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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Resignations In Egypt As Country Braces For Showdown

Supporters of Egypt's Islamist President Mohammed Morsi rally near Cairo University in Giza, Egypt, Tuesday, July 2, 2013. (Manu Brabo/AP)

Supporters of Egypt’s Islamist President Mohammed Morsi rally near Cairo University in Giza, Egypt, Tuesday, July 2, 2013. (Manu Brabo/AP)

Supporters of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi are out on the streets today, but the embattled president is facing divisions within his government with more resignations of cabinet-level officials.

Those resignations come in the face of massive protests calling for the president’s resignation and two key deadlines.

Tamarod, the movement which has organized the anti-government protests has promised even larger demonstrations and “complete civil disobedience” unless Morsi steps down by 5 p.m. today.

The Egyptian military says it will impose its own “road map” to end the political crisis if the president does not satisfy protesters’ demands by tomorrow.

At least 16 people have died since Sunday in clashes between Morsi’s supporters and opponents.

Guest:

  • Khalid Ezz Elarab, reporter for the BBC in Cairo.

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