Egypt's Mubarak to be tried over protester deaths

By the Associated Press | May 24, 2011 | 9:29 AM EDT

An Egyptian displays books showing cartoons on the covers of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, May 23, 2011. Egypt's budget deficit could hit 185 billion Egyptian pounds ($31 billion) in the next fiscal year following the mass uprising that ousted President Hosni Mubarak, the country's finance minister said. Arabic titles read " The alternative President" and " The last days " (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

CAIRO (AP) — The prosecutor general says that Hosni Mubarak and his sons will face trial on charges related to the deadly shootings of protesters during the uprising that led to the Egyptian leader's ouster.

Tuesday's statement was released on Egypt's state news agency. It comes after calls for mass demonstrations on Friday calling for the trial of Mubarak and his family and to lift the emergency law.