Egyptians Brace for Presidential Showdown

Dashiell Bennett
Egyptians Brace for Presidential Showdown

The political crisis in Egypt could reach a boiling point in just a few hours, as a showdown looms between the nation's military leaders, thousands of protesters on the streets of Cairo, President Mohammed Morsi and legion of supports. The army has given Morsi a deadline of 4:30 p.m. local time to "resolve" the crisis (which basically means resign his position) or they will intervene with their own road map. Morsi has vowed to fight the bitter end, and no one knows for sure what will happend. We will continue to update you on the situation as it unfolds.

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(Times given are Cairo (Eastern European) Time/Eastern Daylight Time)

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Tens of thousands of citizens have gathered in the streets of Cairo and other cities, with protests once again centered on Tahrir Square. Most are shouting for Morsi to leave, but he also many supporters who are gearing for battle and prepared to fight to defend him. There's obviously a lot of uncertainty at the moment, but here's a short timeline of what we do know will happen:

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3:30 p.m./9:30 a.m.: The pro-Morsi Muslim Brotherhood supports will a press conference

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4:30 p.m./10:30 a.m.: The Ultimatum expires. Supreme Council of the Armed Forces will issue a statement.

Once those two sides speak again, then will know a lot more about what each side is planning. For the protesters will continue to gather ... and wait.