A few hundred protesters rallied today in front of the International Sharm El-Sheikh Hospital, where ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak is held captive pending trial, as a myriad of protests are staged across the nation.
The demonstrators called for Mubarak’s departure, saying he must not reside in the coastal resort after being referred to a criminal court on charges of ordering the killing of peaceful protesters during the 25 January Revolution.
They also referred to fresh accusations faced by the 83-year-old that he was involved in firearms deals.
The demonstration was staged shortly after the Friday prayers and threatened to start a sit-in until Mubarak is incarcerated in prison along with other figures of the former regime.
“We will not live in happiness until Mubarak is out [of Sharm El-Sheikh]” was one of the slogans chanted.
Military forces have been heavily deployed in front of the hospital to prevent possible penetration attempts.
According to eyewitnesses, other protesters from different cities in Sinai will soon join the protest.