Egypt Court Ruling Provokes Clashes – 1 Dead
A court ruling on a deadly football riot from 2012 has sparked renewed protest violence in the Egyptian city of Port Said.
The ruling confirmed the death sentences handed down to 21 fans for their involvement in the riot which left more than 70 dead. Large scale protests and clashes with police broke out when the sentences were first given, and the confirmation of the harsh sentences provoked renewed anger in Port Said, the home town of the condemned men.
There was also anger in Egypt’s capital Cairo at the decision, which included the acquittal of an additional 28 defendants, including 7 police officers, who Cairo fans wanted punished.
The video below, which is a rough cut of amateur footage with no narration, shows some of the unrest in Cairo: