Update (July 3): Protests continue to escalate in Cairo, where Pope Tawadros of the Coptic Orthodox Church has lent his support—via Twitter—to "Egyptians 'taking back their stolen revolution' in a peaceful manner," according to Egypt state media Al Ahram.
World Watch Monitor (WWM) also reports that Christians have joined the large-scale protests against the Muslim Brotherhood. According to WWM, Christians say "has hijacked what was supposed to be a new, pluralistic Egypt emerging from the January 2011 overthrow of Hosni Mubarak."
The Egyptian military has vowed to intervene against protests today now that the deadline for a deal between President Mohamed Morsi and protesters has passed. However, the military first posted a statement to its Facebook page confirming that that it was meeting with "'religious, national, political and youth figures' and said that it would release a statement as soon as the talks ended," according ...1