Cairo, Egypt -- The opponents of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi gathered at Cairo's Tahrir Square on Wednesday night to show support to a military statement that revealed a roadmap for running the country after the ouster of Morsi.
The statement came in response to the recently-announced roadmap that ousted President Mohamed Morsi, assigned the chief of the Supreme Constitutional Court to run the country for a transitional period, suspended the current constitution until its amendment, established a coalition government, and called for early presidential elections.
Earlier, Defense Minister Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi announced the statement in a televised speech Wednesday night, triggering many Morsi's opponents going outside to celebrate the announcement.
Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi said in the speech that the military would definitely not step into the country's politics, but would never leave Egyptians alone. He added the military hoped people could express their opinions through peaceful demonstrations.
Many people went to the Tahrir Square to show their support to the military roadmap after watching the televised speech.
"Tourism and investment, whether foreign investment or Arabic investment, will come back to our country and we are grateful to Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi," said a Morsi's opponent.
"The Egyptian military is always protecting the country and we regard them as the best military in the world. The military protects and supports us and also stands with us. We are very grateful to them," said another Morsi's opponent.