Street protests spread in Egypt

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On the streets of Alexandria, following Friday prayers thousands marched towards a security forces’ base chanting slogans against the country’s military rulers demanding they stand down.

They say the rulers have failed to deliver “bread, freedom and social equality”. Not enough is being done to improve their lives since the revolution, they claim.

Earlier in the city of Suez it was reported two people were killed when police used live rounds to hold back protesters. The demonstrations were triggered by the deaths on Wednesday in Port Said.

Then 74 people were killed in Egypt’s worst soccer disaster. Most were crushed in a stampede and the government declared three days of mourning. But protesters hold the military authorities responsible. The cause of the violence in the stadium remains the focus of speculation.