Egyptian Soccer Match Riot

February 9, 2015

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 25 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 protests pitting the country’s hard-core fans against police officers in a nation already on edge after years of revolt and turmoil. (AP)

Soccer fans are seen near a police vehicle, which was set on fire by fireworks, during clashes between in front of a stadium on the outskirts of Cairo

Soccer fans are seen near a police vehicle, which was set on fire by fireworks, during clashes between soccer fans and security forces in front of a stadium on the outskirts of Cairo February 8, 2015. Twenty-two people were killed in clashes outside a Cairo football stadium on Sunday, the public prosecutor’s office said. Witnesses said people had been crushed in a stampede when police used teargas to break up a crowd trying to enter the stadium from which they were barred.

 

 

Egyptian soccer match riot

Firefighters try to extinguish a fire on a truck as a riot broke out outside of a major soccer match between Egyptian Premier League clubs Zamalek and ENPPI at Air Defense Stadium in a suburb east of Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015. The riot broke out between the Egypt security forces and Zamalek fans outside of the major soccer game at the stadium, violence that killed at least 20 people, security officials said. (AP Photo/Ahmed Abd El-Gwad, El Shorouk newspaper)

Egyptian soccer match riot

Soccer fans hold lit flares at the stand as they watch a match between Egyptian Premier League clubs Zamalek and ENPPI at Air Defense Stadium in a suburb east of Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015. A riot broke out Sunday night outside of the major soccer game, with a stampede and fighting between police and fans killing at least 22 people, authorities said.

Egyptian soccer match riot

A soccer fan is seen near a police car, which was set on fire by fireworks, during clashes between soccer fans and security forces in front of a stadium on the outskirts of Cairo February 8, 2015. Twenty-two people were killed in clashes outside a Cairo football stadium on Sunday, the public prosecutor’s office said. Witnesses said people had been crushed in a stampede when police used teargas to break up a crowd trying to enter the stadium from which they were barred.

Egyptian soccer match riot

Policemen and soccer fans argue during a scuffle as fans attempt to enter a stadium to watch a match, on the outskirts of Cairo February 8, 2015.

Source: Yahoo News

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