The Chief of the Egyptian military has given Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi 48 hours to meet the demands of the people, according to a statement posted on their Facebook page.

Military chief Abdul Fattah al Sisi said that the army will then intervene to seek a political transition (though it will not itself be a political entity at that point).

The demands of the people seem to largely revolve around resisting Morsi’s intentions to install a more religious government, basing law around Islamic Shariah.

Protesters trashed the headquarters of the Muslim Brotherhood — the largest, most influential political party, which generally pushes for laws that are Islamic in nature.

Al Jazeera reported yesterday that military tanks and vehicles started appearing in the square, apparently in preperation for this development from Al Sisi.

A military source told AFP that "millions" of protesters took to the streets. "It is the biggest protest in Egypt’s history."

The crowd in Tahrir Square is reportedly jubilant at the general’s statement, which hints at a coup if Morsi does not cooperate.

Well-known Egyptian blogger The Big Pharaoh laid out bluntly in a tweet