Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak believes his successor, President Mohammed Morsi, should resign in the face of widespread protests calling for his ouster, according to Al Arabiya news. Mubarak resigned in 2011 after demonstrations against his regime.
Al Arabiya said Mubarak's comments on the anti-Morsi protests were first reported by the al-Akhbar al-youm newspaper, which cited a "well-informed" source.
"Mubarak said that the number of protesters in the past few days has been larger that than the number of demonstrators that rose during his rule in 2011 to topple him, the report quoted a 'well-informed' source as saying. He said that he in 2011 responded to the demands of people and resigned in order to 'save lives,' added the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity," the Al Arabiya report said.
Mubarak is currently in prison on corruption charges. He is also being tried for complicity in the murder and attempted murder of hundreds of protesters who were attacked while demonstrating against him.