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_68572111_68572110TEMPLATE ANALYSIS

Friday has been designated as the day of rejection by the ousted government of the Muslim Brotherhood.

The military who say that their actions are not a coup almost immediately fired in to protesters who had gathered outside the building where they believe to be where the toppled President Mohammed Morsi is being held.

Three people were killed as a result.

And the newly appointed interim President has suspended the upper house of parliament which was the only functioning arm of government, after the suspension last year of the lower house.

And still this is not a coup.

Key figures of the Muslim Brotherhood are also under arrest, as the supporters of the largest political and social party in Egypt gather on the streets, many no doubt wondering whether they will come back alive.

What we are seeing unfolding on our screens is the struggle for the future of Egypt.

If no one says anything, the military will have been allowed to stage a coup which by any standard makes a mockery of the idea of democracy.

What we are also seeing is struggle for the soul of Egypt, a nation which has known decades and decades of corrupt and incompetent military rule and which after one year may never see democracy ever again.