Egypt Crisis: Egypt’s President Morsi Ousted In Coup, Taken Into Military Custody

Egypt’s President Morsi ousted in coup, taken into Military Custody

Egypt’s army has removed President Mohammed Morsi from power, suspended the constitution and pledged new elections following mass protests.

The army chief announced the move in a TV address. The head of the constitutional court is expected to be sworn in as interim leader on Thursday.

Mr Morsi’s supporters denounced the move as a military coup and said he was being held in detention.

His opponents celebrated through the night in Cairo’s Tahrir Square.

But officials from Mr Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood said its main rally in Cairo had come under attack by armed assailants and there were reports of deadly clashes elsewhere.

US President Barack Obama said he was “deeply concerned” by the latest turn of events and called for a swift return to civilian rule.