Twitter Explodes Over Egypt's Morsi Ouster: 'Good Riddance'

Sara Morrison & Madison Keavy
July 3, 2013

As the news broke that Mohammed Morsi, Egypt's first democratically-elected president, was removed from office by the military, people took to Twitter.

Both #Egypt and Morsi quickly topped the United States Twitter trends, in echoes of 2011's "Arab Spring," during which revolutions spread across the Middle East greatly assisted by social media. Egypt's then-president Hosni Mubarak stepped down and handed control of the country to the Egyptian military.

Morsi was elected president in June 2012, but his authoritarian style of rule quickly made him unpopular with the Egyptian people. On the first anniversary of his election, June 30, protestors began massing in Tahrir Square and calling for him to step down.

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Many of the people who tweeted about Egypt during the Arab Spring were back today to weigh in. Here's a sampling of their responses so far:

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