Port Said Stadium riot -2/02/2012

Anger flares in Egypt after 79 die in soccer riot

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Egyptians, angry at reports of inadequate security at a soccer match where 79 people died Wednesday in a riot, clashed with police, leaving two dead in the city of Suez and at least 900 injured in Cairo, officials said Friday. The injuries occurred near the Interior Ministry headquarters in Cairo, said Dr. Adel Adawi, a health ministry spokesman.

Egypt football violence leaves many dead in Port Said

At least 74 people have been killed in clashes between rival fans following a football match in the Egyptian city of Port Said.

Scores were injured as fans – reportedly armed with knives – invaded the pitch after a match between top-tier clubs al-Masry and al-Ahly.

Egypt football violence: 'I saw people with knives and swords'

Mohamed Hamouda was celebrating the third goal by his team, Al Masry, when a policeman standing near the playing field caught his eye. “A police officer told supporters to come on to the pitch,” Hamouda claimed in the aftermath of Egypt’s deadliest night of football violence, which killed 74 people and wounded hundreds more. “The gates on to the pitch were opened on purpose by someone before the game started.”

Eyewitnesses: Police stood idle in Egypt football massacre

Horrified witnesses described how Egyptian police officers stood by as violent clashes between rival fans at a football match in the northeastern city of Port Said left scores dead.

Commemorating Port Said Stadium massacre

1 February 2018: Egyptian people would have never imagine February 1, 2012 could turn become a day of tragedy, when 72 football fans were killed after a group of thugs attacked the stands during a game between Al Ahly and El-Masry at the Port Said Stadium.

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