Egypt: Morsi under house arrest, new president to be sworn in
Cairo: Egypt's army was holding ousted President Mohamed Morsi at a military facility inCairo on Thursday and other Muslim Brotherhood leaders were arrested in a crackdown on the movement that won several elections last year.
The United Nations, the United States and other world powers did not condemn Morsi's removal as a military coup. To do so might trigger sanctions. Army intervention was backed by millions of Egyptians, including liberal leaders and religious figures who expect new elections under a revised set of rules.
But as vast crowds partied on Cairo's Tahrir Square, hailing a "second revolution" to match the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak in 2011, Islamists feared a clampdown that revived memories of their sufferings under the old, military-backed regime. At least 14 people were killed and hundreds wounded in street clashes.