NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Some Egyptians in New York were none too sorry Wednesday to see President Mohammed Morsi removed from office.
The armed forces ousted Morsi, the first democratically elected president in Egypt, after just a year in power Wednesday. The armed forces installed a temporary civilian government, suspended the constitution and called for new elections, CBS News reported.
The ouster followed a four-day anti-Morsi revolt, with anti-government rallies that topped those of 2011, CBS News reported.
Across Egypt, anti-Morsi protesters erupted in joy – shouting, “God is great,” and “Long live Egypt,” CBS News reported.