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Egypt: One Dead In Port Said Riots

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One person was killed and 18 injured in clashes in the Egyptian city of Port Said. The riots started after supporters of the city’s football club, Al-Masry, had learned that their team was suspended for two years. This measure was taken following the death of 74 people on February 1 at the end of a match in the local stadium.

The violent clashes took place Friday night at Port Said. Military police shot in the air trying to disperse hundreds of supporters of the club, who gathered outside the headquarters of the Suez Canal Authority.

Following the tragedy last month, the government dismissed the management of the Egyptian Football Federation and dismissed local security officials of Port Said.

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