Mubarak Backers Show Support


CAIRO, Aug. 10 (UPI) — A week after the former Egyptian president faced murder charges, his supporters posted his name at a metro station, a political party said.

Protesters who occupied Cairo’s central square early this year forced Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak from office after three decades in power.

The Egyptian Transportation Ministry changed the name of a metro stop named after the president to “Martyrs in April” when a court ordered the president’s name removed from public places.

One week after the deposed president appeared before a Cairo court on murder charges, a newspaper tied to al-Wafd Party reports that Mubarak’s supporters spray-painted the former president’s name over the new signs.

A group dubbed “We’re Sorry Mr. President” claimed responsibility for the tagging on a Facebook site, Egyptian newspaper al-Masry al-Youm reports.

Mubarak’s trial was postponed until next week. He, along with his two sons and former Egyptian Interior Ministry Habib el-Adly are accused of playing a role in the deaths of unarmed protesters during the revolution.

Adly allegedly ordered snipers positioned on the tops of government buildings.

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