[ View the story "Morsi’s overthrow sets Egypt’s Twitter alight" on Storify] Morsi’s overthrow sets Egypt’s Twitter alight Celebratory fireworks battle for space with political analysis on social media.
The Stream· Wed, Jul 03 2013 15:35:07
Journalists and activists shared instant reactions in the wake of Defence Minister Sissi's speech:
The army of course is in control but that doesnt mean that people power on st is meaningless, we created this change and we MUST build on itGigi Ibrahim
#Egypt would regret this day. Road to Democracy is turbulent. They had to give a chance to #Morsi no matter what, instead of welcoming Army!Faiza T
This is not going to be an easy time for Egypt. Last time around we even had some sense of unity. This time, it is going to be even messier.Bassem Sabry باسم
What happens to Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhood & other Islamists will determine the course of this transition. A witch hunt is unacceptable.Sara Salem
50 year old man just walked in tI cafe from tahrir, shouting that everything they've achieved has been because of Egyptian womenKristen McTighe
#egypt #tahrir #cairo #revolution #rebel #revolt #peace #love #flag #egyptian #proud #pride #home #freedom #masr #misrkairolife
Many took to Twitter to post
of the celebrations sweeping parts of Cairo, including Tahrir Square, while others showed the reaction from pro-Morsi rallies.
Fireworks.. And hundreds of honking cars!! #egypt #morsi #is #goneVine
Twitter / kfahim: At a morose pro Morsi rally, ...kfahim
But the celebrations were mixed with fierce debate.
was used nearly 100,000 times on Twitter, with many of the mentions coming from Turkey.
The mood at Morsi rally seems much more sadness and shock than fury. Some men weep openly. Others shake fists at chopper shouting "thief!"Sharif Kouddous
The Twitter account @EgyPresidency also aired statements from Morsi:
Pres. Morsy: Measures announced by Armed Forces leadership represent a full coup categorically rejected by all the free men of our nationEgyptian Presidency
Pres. Morsy urges everyone to adhere to peacefulness and avoid shedding blood of fellow countrymen.Egyptian Presidency
Many other Egyptians pushed back against media narratives, with some using #EgyptRevolutionNotMilitaryCoup.
#EgyptianRevolutionNotMilitaryCoupA total of 33 million people protested against MB who broke the law repeatedly.Secular
People around me feel it is them who toppled the MB. They've been demonstrating nonstop for 4 consecutive days.The Big Pharaoh
Ousting #Morsi was hardly a #coup as his gov't was never legitimate. #EgyptianRevolutionNotMilitaryCoup #EgyptDennis Lennox
Should we celebrate a military coup? Remember after the 18 days in 2011? #EgyptianRevolutionNotMilitaryCoup #morsi #misr25channelRamesh Srinivasan
" site originally created for the army's 48-hour ultimatum to Morsi to meet protesters' demands has since been updated to a 90-day countdown to the army's new road map: