The Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party on Sunday urged Egyptians to demonstrate in Tahrir Square in support of President Mohamed Morsy’s decision to retire the heads of the Supreme Council of Armed Forces and abolish the supplement to the Constitutional Declaration.
“The president proved his ability to face challenges, complete the march of the revolution, and achieve our aspirations for dignity and social justice,” the party wrote on its Facebook page.
Earlier in the day, President Morsy sent Defense Minister Hussein Tantawi and Chief of Staff Sami Anan to retirement. He also appointed Mahmoud Mekky as vice president, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi as defense minister and Sidqy Sobhy as military chief of staff.
He also granted Tantawi the Nile Medal, Egypt’s top state honor, and Anan the State Medal, and appointed them as his advisers.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm