Protests in Egypt continue as support wanes for President Mohamed Morsi. On Monday, the military issued an ultimatum that called for Morsi to negotiate with the protesters by Wednesday -- otherwise the military would step in with their own plans.
According to BBC News, the ultimatum expired at 4:30 p.m. local time or 10:30 a.m. Eastern Standard Time.
The protests which started on June 30 were triggered by the “ongoing economic crisis, a seizure of extra-judicial power in 2012, and his government’s mishandling of the constitutional drafting process,” according to a report by IBTimes.
Violence was reported in some areas and at least 16 people were reported dead at pro-Morsi rally Tuesday night.
Protesters took to the street, filling Cairo's Tahrir Square to call for the end of Morsi’s presidency. Take a look here at the crowds’ response in photos and videos both for and against Morsi:
Protesters shine green lasers on a military helicopter flying over the protests.
A poster of Egypt's President Mursi is seen near members of Muslim Brotherhood after night clashes with anti-Mursi in Giza
Photo: ReutersA member of Muslim Brotherhood and supporter of Egypt's President Mursi holds poster in Giza
Photo: ReutersProtesters opposing Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi use lasers to write "Egypt" on the Mogamma building, Egypt's biggest administrative building at Tahrir Square in Cairo
Photo: ReutersProtesters opposing Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi kiss Egypt's flag during a protest demanding that Mursi resign at Tahrir Square in Cairo
Photo: ReutersA woman supporter of Egypt's President Mohamed Mursi holds a poster with his image, while others shout slogans during a protest in support of Mursi near Cairo
Photo: ReutersA protester, opposing Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi, holds up Egypt's flag during a protest demanding that Mursi resign at Tahrir Square in Cairo
Photo: ReutersProtesters, who are against Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi, gather in Tahrir Square in Cairo
Photo: ReutersProtesters, who are against Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi, wave flags in Tahrir Square in Cairo
Photo: ReutersProtesters opposing President Mohamed Mursi gather around a lit flare after a speech by Mursi, at Tahrir Square in Cairo
Photo: ReutersAnti-President Mohamed Mursi protesters watch a speech by him on TV at a cafe at Tahrir Square in Cairo
Photo: ReutersEgyptian military helicopters trailing national flags circled over Tahrir Square during a protest demanding that Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi resign in Cairo
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