NEW: The Muslim Brotherhood calls for protests and its candidate vows to continue the revolution
NEW: Sixty-one people are injured in demonstrations following the verdict, state TV reports
The judge clears Mubarak's sons and several aides
Mubarak's lawyer says he plans an appeal
Tahrir Square, the symbolic heart of Egypt’s revolution, overflowed Saturday with people angry at the court rulings, and the Muslim Brotherhood called for more protests on Sunday.
Mubarak and former Interior Minister Habib El Adly were sentenced to life in prison for their crimes. Mubarak was immediately transferred to a prison in southern Cairo to serve his sentence, and a prosecutor said the former president, who attended court on a gurney, would be transferred to the prison hospital.
Protesters in the square waved Egyptian flags as they demanded justice for those killed and injured during last year’s demonstrations. At least 61 people were injured Saturday in protests throughout Egypt, following the verdict, state TV reported.
“How is (Mubarak) imprisoned for life … but his main aides are set free?” asked AbdulMawgoud Dardery, a member of the Freedom and Justice Party, which is part of the Muslim Brotherhood, which took the largest share of seats in parliamentary elections after the revolution.