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Thursday, February 2, 2012

Cairo Erupts in Violence after Football Deaths

Gunshots have reportedly been heard and tear gas fired outside the interior ministry in Cairo as protesters took to the streets following the deaths of at least 74 people at an Egyptian football match.

At least 120 people have been injured as the demonstrators, chanting slogans against the country's ruling military council and the police, tried to force there way to the building.

"This was not a sports accident, this was a military massacre!" they shouted.

The security services have been criticised for failing to stop the violence that erupted after an Egyptian league match in the coastal city of Port Said.

After Port Said's Al Masry won 3-1, supporters armed with knives, sticks and stones swarmed onto the pitch. Fans and players from Cairo's Al Ahly club were forced to flee for their lives, running towards the exits and up the stands to escape. Read More