Thursday, February 2, 2012

Dozens dead and hundreds injured in Egypt football match violence

At least 74 people have died and hundreds are injured after clashes broke out at a football match in Port Said between Cairo club Al-Ahly and local club Al-Masry, government officials said.
Screen shots of the video of violence
The violence flared after Al-Ahly, one of Egypt's most successful teams, were beaten 3-1. Television footage showed players running from the pitch chased by fans. A small group of riot police tried to protect the players, but appeared to be overwhelmed and unable to stop fans attacking players. Fans of both teams clashed and stormed the pitch and dressing rooms.

Read more / watch violence video: The Guardian 2 Feb


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