Friday, March 8, 2013

Thousands march in Egypt's Port Said over deaths

Thousands of Egyptians packed the streets of the Suez Canal city of Port Said on Friday in protest at the deaths of local people in clashes with police and before a court decision in a contentious football riot case.

Violence has flared in Port Said since January, with protests over death sentences given to 21 local people in connection with a stadium riot in which more than 70 died.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/08/us-egypt-violence-portsaid-idUSBRE9270VM20130308