While facing charges of killing protestors in the 2011 uprpsing that ousted him, for the second time, former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak has stirred agitation in both court and amongst Egyptians as he gave a brief speech during his trial on Wednesday.
Missed your voice mr president #Mubarak— Sara Ossama (@SaraUssama) August 13, 2014
#Mubarak finished his speech to the nation. Perhaps now he'll address the court with his defense over the actual charges.— Timothy E Kaldas (@tekaldas) August 13, 2014
To some Egyptians, Mubarak’s words were reminiscent of the addresses he made in the days leading to his step-down.
Lina al-Wardani, an Egyptian journalist with almost 40 thousand followers on twitter, criticized the tone Mubarak used in his speech describing it as “threatening and patronizing.”
Mubarak speaking in the same threatening and patronizing tone as if nothing has happened no regrets whatsoever— Lina El Wardani (@linawardani) August 13, 2014