The army and opposition movements are characterizing the removal of Morsi not as a coup but as a continuation of the revolution, reflecting the will of the people.
The April 6 Movement, one of the main anti-Morsi blocs, releases a statement thanking the army for removing the president from power:
“Today the demands of the people have been met…the statement of the armed forces coincided with the demands of the people, and the proposal of the political forces and that of April 6, which it had put forward in July.”
The Tamarod, or rebel, movement, on the other hand, has a simpler message:
Earlier, Tamarod said it would continue rallying to make sure the people’s will was carried out, perhaps a signal that it supports, but doesn’t totally trust, the army.