The military regime appointed 19 generals as provisional governors effectively introducing military rule of Egypt at the end of a day of deadly clashes over the removal of two pro-Morsi protest camps in Cairo. Interim Deputy president Mohamed ElBaradei resigned.
President Adly Mansour announced a one-month state of emergency across the country Wednesday amid spreading violence. He ordered the armed forces to help the Interior Ministry enforce security.
At 2000 hours local time, an overnight curfew went into effect in Cairo and ten provinces.
The Egyptian health ministry reports 149 killed and close to 1,000 injured countrywide in clashes.