Egyptian Protestors Kill 30 Due to Death Penalty Sentences Given to Violent Soccer Fans
(CAIRO) — At least 30 people are reported dead and more than 300 are injured after violent protestors went to the streets after death sentences were given to soccer fans in connection with last February’s soccer stadium violent rampage, according to the BBC.
Anger boiled over into violence on the streets of Egypt’s Port Said, and military was deployed to try to control the protestors. Relatives were furious over the death sentences given to 21 soccer fans involved in last February’s soccer melee, in which 74 people lost their lives.
Some protestors stormed the prison. Others attacked the governor’s office and the courthouse, where earlier the sentences had been handed down much to the approval of relatives of the victims, who said they would accept nothing less than the death penalty.
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