Twenty people die in soccer riots in Egypt.

(Clearly the Egyptians need an ex NYC mayor to come implement some kind of soccer ball controls)

Prosecutors: 22 people killed in Egyptian soccer match riot

CAIRO (AP) — A riot broke out Sunday night outside of a major soccer game in Egypt, with a stampede and fighting between police and fans killing at least 22 people, authorities said.

The riot, only three years after similar violence killed 74 people, began ahead of a match between Egyptian Premier League clubs Zamalek and ENPPI at Air Defense Stadium east of Cairo. Such attacks in the past have sparked days of violent protests pitting the country’s hard-core fans against police officers in a nation already on edge after years of revolt and turmoil.

A statement from Egypt’s public prosecutor said the violence killed 22 people and that it had ordered an investigation.

What caused the violence wasn’t immediately clear. Security officials said Zamalek fans tried to force their way into the match without tickets, sparking clashes. Fans have only recently been allowed back at matches and the Interior Ministry planned to let only 10,000 fans into the stadium, which has a capacity of about 30,000, the officials said.

Thank you M., and Draculea

 

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12 Replies to “Twenty people die in soccer riots in Egypt.”

  1. This guy is supposed to be in “police custody” after massacring 100 people and taking over a landmark mosque, yet he’s openly building a jihad militia in that very mosque. And he’s threatening to impose strict sharia in Pakistan if the government won’t do it. As if Pakistan weren’t already sharia-compliant.

    The radical cleric building a militia in the heart of Islamabad

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/pakistan/11398667/The-radical-cleric-building-a-militia-in-the-heart-of-Islamabad.html

  2. At least 30 dead as Zamalek fans clash with Egyptian police

    A medical source told Ahram’s Arabic news website that at least 30 had died following the clashes, which started when police used tear gas to disperse members of the Ultras White Knights fan group in front of Cairo’s Air Defence Stadium, a few hours before Zamalek played ENPPI in a top-of-the-table clash.

    “They died of suffocation and stampede after being tear-gassed,” a medical source at the Ahli Bank Hospital, which received 14 bodies, told Ahram Online.
    Egypt’s cabinet suspended the league competition for an indefinite period following the latest tragedy, saying in a statement that Zamalek’s fans failed to adhere to the safety procedures required to enter the stadium.

    An eye witness told Ahram Online families of the deceased screamed hysterically in the Ahli Bank Hospital.

    http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/6/51/122539/Sports/Egyptian-Football/At-least–dead-as-Zamalek-fans-clash-with-Egyptian.aspx

    video – Families of the victims trying get into the morgue of the hospital :

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