73 dead following Egypt soccer match

Home team fans stormed the field in Port Said following an upset victory by their team. It is believed to be the deadliest instance of sports violence anywhere in the world in 15 years and the worst ever in Egypt. According to this story, ” Police officers stood by, appearing overwhelmed.” Lack of police presence since the Arab Spring revolution is also cited in the commentary accompanying this video from the Egypt soccer match. Here is a follow-up story that also comments on the lack of police protection before and during the incident.

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One Response to “73 dead following Egypt soccer match”

  1. Gary Cordner Says:

    Here’s another update from Egypt. The political and security situation remains tense in the aftermath of the soccer deaths: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/05/world/middleeast/protests-over-soccer-match-riot-continuing-in-egypt.html?_r=1&nl=todaysheadlines&emc=tha22

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