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July 3rd, 2013
06:06 PM ET

Egypt demonstrators also protesting against Obama

Egypt's military deposed President Mohamed Morsy, the country's first democratically elected president, Wednesday night. The head of the country's highest court has been installed as an interim leader, the country's top general announced.

Demonstrators in Cairo were protesting not only against Morsy, but also against President Barack Obama, saying he allied with terrorists with the Muslim Brotherhood, and a fascist regime.

It is no secret that U.S. foreign policy is unpopular, not only in Egypt, but throughout the Arab world. Egyptians love Americans, but they do not love U.S. foreign policy.

They will never forget that for decades, it was Washington that supported dictator Hosni Mubarak and his brutal police state. They believe Washington has never been out for the Egyptian people.

Then came Morsy, an Islamic president, and Washington supported him. Over the last few days, many protesters have criticized that support.

Earlier Wednesday, the leaders of the rebel campaign came out with a statement aimed at Washington, suggesting the U.S. should stay out
of Egypt's affairs, accusing Washington of trying to impose its will on Egypt for the interest of Israel.

Check out more of CNN's Reza Sayah report, live from Cairo, in the video above.

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