03 Feb '12, 9pm

After 74 Soccer Fans Killed, Violent Protests in Cairo

After 74 Soccer Fans Killed, Violent Protests in Cairo

At least five people have been killed by police and some 1,500 injured in demonstrations in Cairo to mourn 74 fans who were killed at a soccer match on Wednesday in Port Said. Thousands of militant soccer fans, the ultras, gathered in Cairo’s Tahrir Square on Thursday, chanting against Egypt’s interim military government who they accuse of being complicit in the violence . Some witnesses at the soccer match between Port Said’s team and the Cairo-based Al Ahly club said that Wednesday’s violence was not (as the military has claimed) “pure hooliganism,” but that “provocateurs in some way connected with the state ” instigated the violence. Some members of Egypt’s newly elected Parliament have also said that security officials in Port Said were in some way responsible. In another sign of the unrest in Egypt and the current government’s inability to control it, two female Ameri...

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