Updated: July 3, 2013 10:47AM
CAIRO — The deadline on the military’s ultimatum to President Mohammed Morsi has expired, with 48 hours passing since the time it was issued.
Giant cheering crowds of Morsi’s opponents have been gathered in Cairo’s Tahrir Square and other locations nationwide, waving flags furiously in expection that the military will act to remove the Islamist president after the deadline ends.
The military has not said it would act immediately at the stroke of the deadline’s expiration. But it has said it will impose its own political plan if Morsi failed to satisfy the protesters’ demands.