Egyptians riot over Mubarak verdict

Angry Egyptians took to the streets on Saturday night, protesting the life sentence given former President Hosni Mubarak by a court that tried him for the murder of protestors and corruption. Reuters: Egyptians demonstrated throughout the night in Cairo's central Tahrir Square and other cities, enraged that a court had spared deposed leader Hosni Mubarak his life over the killing of protesters in the uprising that ended his three-decade rule. The vote is seen as the last step in a transition from military rule to civilian government. Many wanted death for Mubarak, who was handed a life prison sentence on Saturday. They saw the sentence and the acquittal of senior police officers as proof that the old regime still wields influence and feared Mubarak could now be acquitted on appeal. Some demanded that the country's presidential election be cancelled. Thousands of people poured onto the streets on Saturday after the verdict. By Sunday morning, a few hundred were still...(Read Full Post)