According to President Mohamed Morsi's national security adviser, a military coup has now begun (release). Bizarrely, the Egyptian government is using a Facebook page for its press releases. The advisor, Dr El Haddad, got his MBA from Aston Business School, Birmingham.
As I write these lines I am fully aware that these may be the last lines I get to post on this page.
For the sake of Egypt and for historical accuracy, let’s call what is happening by its real name: Military coup.
There are now tanks in Cairo:
Muslim brotherhood rep tells nbc tanks on move outside cairo. That some of their members have been arrested. Says this is a 'coup' #egypt— Richard Engel (@RichardEngel) July 3, 2013