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Mubarak's second court hearing held amid chaotic scenes

Supporters of former Egyptian president and those opposing him hurl rocks and insults at each other

Mubarak's second court hearing held amid chaotic scenes
Police (L) intervene as an Egyptian man (C) tries to lob a stone at a supporter of former president Hosni Mubarak outside the Cairo criminal courts on August 15, 2011, as the former president and his two sons make their second court appearance on murder and corruption charges (AFP/Getty Images)
Mubarak's second court hearing held amid chaotic scenes
Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak arrived in a hospital bed in a Cairo court on Monday to face charges over the killing protesters, the first Arab leader to stand trial in person since popular uprisings began sweeping the Middle East (AFP/Getty Images)
Mubarak's second court hearing held amid chaotic scenes
Tension was running high outside the conference building in a Cairo suburb before Mubarak arrived (AFP/Getty Images)
Mubarak's second court hearing held amid chaotic scenes
Hundreds of riot police stood guard but fist fights broke out between Mubarak's supporters and a group demanding justice for those killed in the uprising. Both sides traded insults and some in the pro-Mubarak crowd threw rocks (AFP/Getty Images)
Mubarak's second court hearing held amid chaotic scenes
Alaa and Gamal Mubarak, sons of former president Hosni Mubarak, are seen on a huge TV screen erected outside the Cairo criminal courts on August 15, 2011, as the two sons and the former president appeared in court on murder and corruption charges (AFP/Getty Images)
Mubarak's second court hearing held amid chaotic scenes
Some in the crowd demanding swift justice for victims of the uprising held ropes tied in a noose and held up the two-finger victory sign (AFP/Getty Images)
Mubarak's second court hearing held amid chaotic scenes
A man attaches a poster of a child killed during the uprising which eventually former president Hosni Mubarak, as Egyptians watch ex-interior minister Habib Al Adly on a large screen outside the police academy Cairo Criminal Court, on August 14, 2011 (AFP/Getty Images)
Mubarak's second court hearing held amid chaotic scenes
Mubarak served as the fourth President of Egypt from 1981 to 2011 (AFP/Getty Images)