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Egypt Tumult Rages a 5th Day

Opposition rejects Morsi's call for a dialogue

(Newser) - Despite President Mohamed Morsi declaring a state of emergency yesterday, protests are raging in Cairo and other parts of Egypt for a fifth consecutive day today, the New York Times reports. Marchers in Port Said, one of three provinces where Morsi declared a curfew, said they no longer recognize his... More »

21 Get Death Sentences Over Egypt Soccer Riot

Verdict leads to yet more violence, with another 27 dead

(Newser) - An Egyptian court sentenced 21 people to death today on charges related to one of the world's deadliest incidents of soccer violence . The verdict touched off an attempted jailbreak and a riot that killed 27 in the Mediterranean port city that is home to most of the defendants. Immediately... More »

Egypt Soccer Fans Riot Again

1 dead as club fans protest punishment from previous riot

(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... More »

Egyptians Blast Military for Deadly Soccer Rampage

Security stood by to let violence escalate, say Parliament leaders

(Newser) - Egyptian politicians and activists are blaming the military for the world's deadliest soccer rampage in 15 years, which claimed the lives of 74 and injured more than 1,000 people . Leaders of the new Parliament accused the military-led government of deliberately allowing the violence at the Port Said match... More »

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