Egypt braces for more violence after football riot

Last Updated: Friday, February 3, 2012 - 14:45

Cairo: The Egyptian Interior Ministry is reportedly gearing up for a new cycle of recriminations and violence in the wake of the Port Said football stadium violence that led to the death of 74 persons.

Protesters focused their rage on the police, who are based in the ministry, and who, they charged, were either complicit or negligent in the fight between rivals soccer fans that left so many dead on Wednesday.

The Washington Post reports that Egyptian officials on Thursday vowed to get to the bottom of Wednesday’s clashes in Port Said and declared a three-day period of mourning.
Wednesday’s bloody fighting followed a string of recent violent incidents that would have been nearly unthinkable during the three decades of autocratic rule under former president Hosni Mubarak.


First Published: Friday, February 3, 2012 - 14:45

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