Mubarak in prison for life | FULL VIDEO REPORT
The Cairo courtroom erupted in chaos Saturday after an Egyptian judge convicted former President Hosni Mubarak, but acquitted six of his aides, for the killing of protesters during last year’s pro-democracy uprising.
The judge handed Mubarak, 84, a life sentence.
It appeared the entire gallery of men dressed in suits began shouting and stood on their chairs chanting that the decision wasn’t harsh enough. Fists flew and at least one man suffered a bleeding gash to his chin.
“We want honesty!” they shouted. “Revolution til victory!”
Other Mubarak opponents headed to Tahrir Square, the center of last year’s protests, shouting, “Illegitimate! Illegitimate!” They also chanted for Mubarak’s execution.
Vowing not to leave, the crowd later forced the square to be shut down.