Timeline: Egypt In Crisis

Members of the Muslim Brotherhood and supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi flee from tear gas and rubber bullets. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

(Reuters) – Here is a short timeline of events in Egypt since Islamist President Mohamed Morsi was toppled by the military after weeks of mass unrest against his rule:


July 3 – Egypt's armed forces depose Morsi after huge street protests against his rule. Morsi is sequestered in a Republican Guard barracks after denouncing what he called a "military coup" that stripped him of power a year after he was freely elected.

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July 8 – More than 50 people are killed when the army opens fire on Morsi supporters. Protesters say shooting started as they performed morning prayers outside the Cairo barracks where Morsi was believed to be held.

July 9 – Gulf Arab states shower Cairo with $8 billion in aid, showing their support for the interim military-backed government.

July 16 – An interim cabinet of 33 ministers, mostly technocrats and liberals, is sworn in, led by interim head of state Adli Mansour.

July 27 – Security forces shoot dead at least 80 Brotherhood supporters after a day of rival mass rallies.

August 7 – Days of international mediation efforts collapse and the army-installed government repeats its threat to take action against supporters of Morsi.

August 14 – Egypt imposes a month-long state of emergency after 149 people are killed in a raid on Cairo protesters demanding Morsi's reinstatement and in other clashes nationwide. State news agency says 1,403 have been wounded. Interim vice president Mohamed ElBaradei resigns, saying such bloodshed would benefit only extremists.