Freed Mubarak sons appear at funeral in downtown Cairo

Mubarak's eldest son, Alaa, and his youngest son, Gamal, were welcomed heavily by mourners at a funeral this week. (Twitter)

The freed sons of ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak caused controversy after making an appearance this week at a funeral held in downtown Cairo.

Mubarak's eldest son, Alaa, and his youngest son, Gamal, were welcomed heavily by mourners at the funeral of Egyptian television show host Mostafa Bakry’s mother.

A video taken by privately-owned Youm 7 newspaper showed the Mubarak sons surrounded by attendees, as some rushed to shake hands and take pictures with them.

 

Other people inside the mosque in Tahrir Square were reportedly heard telling Alaa and Gamal that “the people love you.”

Mubarak’ sons were seen as symbols of corruption during their father's three-decade rule, before popular protests in 2011 toppled his regime.

Alaa and Gamal went on several corruption trials and were released from detention in January this year after a three-year corruption sentence was overturned.

Their appearance at the funeral on Friday was met with mixed reactions among social media users.

A Facebook page known for its support for Mubarak said the funeral turned into a “demonstration of love” for Mubarak’s two sons.

Other users mocked how the Mubarak sons are walking free while other political activists remain jailed.
 

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