Cairo, Egypt (CNN / WSYR-TV) - The Egyptian military executed a coup Wednesday, pushing President Mohamad Morsi from power.
The developments come on the heels of violent clashes that left more than 20 people dead and dozens more injured.
Egypt’s top military officer made the announcement Wednesday that Morsi is no longer the country’s leader.
The head of the country's constitutional court will serve as Egypt's temporary president.
New elections will need to be held and a new constitution will have to be written.
Hundreds of thousands of Egyptians flooded the streets of Cairo in the past two days.
One group called for an end to Mohamad Morsi’s presidency, the other vowed to protect the leader who was democratically-elected just a year ago.
Wednesday's demonstrations have been largely peaceful, in contrast to the deadly clashes that broke out the day before.
The military issued an ultimatum that Morsi enter into a power-sharing agreement.
They wanted the president to make significant changes to his administration by Wednesday night.
In his last public statement, Morsi was defiant, saying “I will not accept nor will I allow to have anyone who will come out and say and violate the legitimacy or take steps or decisions that will shake up this legitimacy. This is rejected.”