Sept. 5 - Clashes outside the Cairo trial of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, as senior police officials are called to the stand. Nick Rowlands reports.
Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak arrives at court in an ambulance for the resumption of his trial. He is charged with involvement in the killing of protesters during the uprising which led to his downfall. As at the previous two hearings, clashes broke out between police and pro- and anti-Mubarak supporters outside the court. Senior police officers who were working in an operations room during the 18 days of mass demonstrations have been called to give evidence. The judge in the case has banned television coverage inside the court while the officers testify. During the first two sessions, Egyptians watched riveted as their 83-year-old former leader lay behind bars. Around 850 people were killed during the uprising. Mubarak, who ruled Egypt for 30 years, is the first Arab leader to stand trial in person since popular uprisings swept the Middle East this year. Nick Rowlands, Reuters.