Friday, February 3, 2012

Al Jazeera English: Deadly clashes in Egypt over football riots

REPORT:At least two people have been shot and killed in the Egyptian city of Suez, as police used live rounds to hold back crowds during a protest over security forces' failure to prevent a deadly football riot. Two protesters were killed in Cairo just feet away from the Interior Ministry, as police in Cairo set off salvos of tear gas and fired birdshot, and one soldier was killed on Friday when a riot police truck backed into him.

Witnesses in Suez said fighting broke out at a local police station in the northeastern city in the early hours of Friday, hours after the two protesters were killed. "We received two corpses of protesters shot dead by live ammunition," a doctor at a mortuary where the bodies were kept told the Reuters news agency. 

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