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July 5th, 2013
06:13 AM ET

Morsy under investigation – Reza Sayah reports

The tense situation in Egypt grows even more fragile this morning.

Removed from power Wednesday night, deposed President Mohamed Morsy is now in military custody along with several top leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood.

While opponents of Morsy and the Brotherhood are celebrating the events of the past week, supporters are calling for mass protests.

Reza Sayah is live in Cairo with the latest.

“One day after the armed forces toppled him from power, Egypt's top prosecutor banned Morsy from leaving the country, then launched an investigation into accusations that the former president incited deadly violence,” Sayah reports.

“More than 30 Muslim Brotherhood leaders, also in custody and facing charges.”

Interim President Adly Mansour reached out to the president's supporters after being sworn in on Thursday, inviting the Muslim Brotherhood to help build the nation.

But many among the Brotherhood are not swayed.

“Instead they're planning a day of protests,” Sayah says, “calling it ‘Friday of Rejection.’” Those demonstrations are set to begin after Friday prayers.

“Some of the most hard-lined supporters of the Brotherhood, Mr. Morsy, have made provocative statements saying they’re prepared to die," Sayah says. "Others Brotherhood leaders are saying keep things peaceful.”

Follow along on CNN.com as the news develops.

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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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