Egyptian Army sent to quell violence after 21 sentenced to death for fan violence
on 26/01/2013 12:07:58
The rioting followed a controversial verdict related to one of the world's deadliest incidents of football violence, Egyptian officials said today.
A Cairo judge sentenced 21 people to death in connection with the February 1, 2012 football violence in Port Said that killed 74 fans of the Cairo-based Al-Ahly team.
Two police were shot dead outside Port Said's main prison today when angry relatives tried to storm the facility to free the defendants on trial.
Police fired tear gas and rubber bullets at the crowd, killing six.