Hundreds of thousands of supporters and opponents of ousted Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi took to the streets Sunday as Egyptian Air Force planes flew overhead, underscoring the military’s overbearing presence since placing Morsi under virtual house arrest last week.
Adding to the uncertainty in the air was Sunday’s resignation of Justice Minister Ahmed Suleiman, who will remain as caretaker until a new cabinet is formed.
Salafist Muslim leaders said they would refuse to agree to the “coup, “which appears to be Egypt’s answer to the American impeachment process. Pro-Morsi supporters erected barricades near Cairo University and closed the main highway to the capital’s international airport.
Pro-Morsi supporters refuse to accept the appointment of Mohammed ElBaradei as president, who had been named as president by caretaker president Adly Mansour, whose office later said no decision has been made.
Morsi remains in custody and still insists he is the legitimate president of Egypt.