June 3rd, 2012
06:57 AM ET

Egyptians mass for new protest after Mubarak sentence

Hundreds of people began gathering in Cairo's Tahrir Square on Sunday, foreshadowing a second day of protests after the country's deposed president Hosni Mubarak was sentenced to life in prison for ordering the killing of demonstrators in the revolution that toppled him last year.

Six of his former officials were cleared of the same charges, sparking fury in the streets.

Many also expressed anger that former strongman Mubarak, 84, had escaped the death penalty.

Tahrir Square, the symbolic heart of Egypt's revolution, overflowed Saturday with people angry at the court rulings, and the Muslim Brotherhood called for more protests on Sunday.


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  1. chrissy

    @ Maddy Gascar, agreed. Neither of those countries are on my bucket list to visit, and i sure as hell dont care to live there.

    June 3, 2012 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
  2. Maddy Gascar

    Give The day people are executed in this country for their gender preference in the name of God will be the day that the masses revolt. Is this what this country is about? It is not 2000 years ago. If you WANT to live as those did 2000 years ago, go live where they did 2000 ago.

    June 3, 2012 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Maddy Gascar

    As for Mubarek? He got what he deserved. Live by the book, die by the book. I don't feel sorry for him at all, no matter who put him in power.

    June 3, 2012 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
  4. High Hopes

    Celebrations Abound!

    June 3, 2012 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |

    Lots of hype on what Egyptian masses ended up with after their revolt, uprising or just a bunch caged in by military much like US FREE SPEACH ZONES, but nothing has changed for all intents and purposes for the little people.
    Some will join a make believe Legislative Council

    June 3, 2012 at 11:29 pm | Report abuse |

    Egyptian military actually are much like in Pakistan, shrewed buisnessmen with no morals,and large owners,on paper at least as investors of all corps.
    Egypts military is largest military industrial pork barrel that we have, and evrry Senstor that hss an industry. in state damn wrll knows it and sponsors the bills.
    Their ofgicet Corp at the yop are both legislators and. military, whose rise to prominence comes via. mostly private andUS. militsry training here and there.
    Egypt hot its Sinai oil production back that Carter paid for Israels return by controlling the so called democracy violence
    To vidible and made Obama and Hillary skitish. afraid just how much would come out if military openly violated demos

    They did organizets and stio fo arrest and detsin the undesirable csndidates, or just make theminelligible to run

    Sorry lefties your democracy whines sre mo more than a liyys meow.

    June 3, 2012 at 11:49 pm | Report abuse |
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