Fireworks burst over Cairo's Tahrir after army statement

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Posted: Jul 03, 2013 3:20 PM
Fireworks burst over Cairo's Tahrir after army statement

CAIRO (Reuters) - Fireworks burst over Cairo's Tahrir Square, the center of protests against Mohamed Mursi, and across the Egyptian capital after the army suspended the constitution and appointed a new, interim head of state on Wednesday.

"The people and the army are one hand," protesters cheered in the square, amid the roar of horns and chanting, a Reuters witness said.

(Reporting by Maggie Fick; Writing by Alexander Dziadosz)