Egypt Soccer Fans Riot Again
1 dead as club fans protest punishment from previous riot
By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 24, 2012 8:38 AM CDT
File photo: In this Feb. 1 photo, players from the Egyptian Al-Ahly club run for safety during clashes following their soccer match against Al-Masry club at the soccer stadium in Port Said, Egypt.   (AP Photo/Ahmed Hassan, File)

(Newser) – After an Egyptian soccer club was suspended yesterday because its fans rioted in February, the club's supporters responded by rioting again, reports the AP. One person was killed and dozens injured. Soccer team Al-Masry, located in Port Said, got suspended for two seasons and had its stadium closed for three years in response to the Feb. 1 riots that left 73 dead. Nine policemen have been charged for their role in the original riot, with prosecutors saying they helped Al-Masry backers go after fans from the opposing team.

 

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