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July 4th, 2013
08:51 AM ET

Clashes, confusion after Morsy removed from office – Reza Sayah reports

CNN is following a country in chaos this morning.

Events in Egypt are moving swiftly after the military ousted Mohamed Morsy from power Wednesday night and reportedly placed him under house arrest.

A new leader was sworn in just moments ago. General Abdel-Fatah El-Sisi, Chief of Egypt's Armed Forces announced that Adly Mansour, the head of Egypt's highest court will replace Morsy as interim president.

But clashes followed the announcement of a coup. Egyptian state television reports that at least 32 people were killed and more than 340 wounded.

CNN's Reza Sayah
is in Cairo following the developments on the ground.

“Droves of military convoys flooded the streets of Egypt's capital, propelling the nation on a road toward change,” Sayah reports.

“While the military's coup was met with cheers in Tahrir square, across the Nile River supporters of the deposed president chanted ‘down with the military’ and ‘the square has a million martyrs’…denouncing his ouster.”

Follow along on CNN.com as the story develops.

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