While some Egyptians in Windsor are praising the military overthrow of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, others say they are ashamed of what's become of the democratic process.

Egyptians continue to celebrate in Tahrir Square in Cairo, but in Windsor locals are watching anxiously, soaking in what has transpired within the last 24 hours.

The jubilation in the Cairo streets was felt even by those living more than 9,000 kilometres away.

"Elation, we're so relieved, everyone here is so relieve, in Egypt as well," says Windsor resident Mona Farag, who has family living in Egypt.

Farag clings to her phone anticipating the latest news from loved ones.

"We've been suffering economically, financially, there's serious unemployment issues and poverty is rising," says Farag.

For Aly Elgamal, demise of the Morsi government brings with it a huge sigh of relief.

"My brother stayed four hours, two days ago just to get some gas in his car,” Elgamal. “Half of the work wasn't there because they couldn't get to their car."

His friends and family, right in the thick of it all were determined to oust a president in office for only one year.

"Was very, very, very crowded. For a minute there I couldn't even breathe," says Sameh Abdel-Wahab, Elgamal’s friend who was in Tahrir Square.

But while some supporters believe military intervention is justified, others disagree.

"Instead of going to the army, use the constitution," says Tarek Abdel-Baset. "Every time the opposition has some issue with the gov't we use the army, yeah let's use the nuclear option every time. It shows you don't know how to handle a democracy."