Egypt's defence minister defends ousting president
CAIRO (AP) - Egypt's military chief has defended the ouster of the Islamist president, saying he acted upon the will of the people after the "stumbling" of the former government.
In his first remarks since announcing the ouster of President Mohamed Mursi on July 3, General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said the armed forces "acted at the urging of the people".
State-run media carried his remarks on Sunday. He said: "No one is a guardian of the public, and no one can dictate or force path or thought that they don't accept."
Mr Mursi's Muslim Brotherhood is demonstrating to demand his reinstatement.