Saturday, January 26, 2013

Police and protesters clash in Egypt, army sent to Suez

Egyptian protesters scuffled with police in Cairo on Saturday and troops were deployed in Suez after nine people were shot dead in nationwide protests against President Mohamed Mursi, exposing deep rifts two years after Hosni Mubarak was ousted.

After a day of clashes on Friday, tension remained high with a court expected to rule later on Saturday in a case against suspects accused of involvement in a stadium disaster that killed 74 people. Fans have threatened violence if the court does not deliver the justice they seek.

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/01/26/uk-egypt-anniversary-idUKBRE90N1E820130126