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Morsi ousted, protesters say "coup"

Wednesday, Near Cairo University, At least 16 people were killed, over 300 injured in clashes, primarily around Cairo University.

Egyptian generals shut down three Islamist television stations issuing arrest warrants for 300 leading members of the group.

Gehad El-Haddad, spokesperson for the Muslim Brotherhood tweeted: "Prez #Morsi is under house arrest at Prez guards club. Most members of presedential team hv also been put under house arrest. #Military_Coup".

Because an American law prevents the giving of foreign aid to a nation who's leaders were appointed via military coup, most western media outlets are referring to it as an ousting rather than a military coup d'etat and the interim government in Egypt isn't saying "coup" either, as that one word would cost them 1.5 billion in financial aid from the US.

On Facebook Morsi wrote called it "a military coup...unacceptable." As Adli Mansour was appointed as the new interim leader. Former Israeli public security minister Avi Dichter echoed the sentiment: "clearly a planned military coup."

According to the White House: "We are deeply concerned by the decision of the Egyptian Armed Forces to remove President Morsi and suspend the Egyptian constitution. I now call on the Egyptian military to move quickly and responsibly to return full authority back to a democratically elected civilian government as soon as possible."

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