More clashes in Cairo over football court ruling

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Clashes between Egyptian security forces and football fans in Cairo continued late into Saturday night leaving two people dead and scores injured.

The violence erupted in response to a court ruling on last years football stadium riot in which more than 70 people were killed.

Earlier fans of the local Cairo team had set fire to the headquarters of the Egyptian Football Association. Most of those who died last year had been fellow supporters watching their side play away at Port Said. Saturday’s court ruling confirmed 21 death sentences and 28 acquittals. Cairo fans want more people charged.

In Port Said about 2,000 residents who want their local fans spared execution blockaded ferries crossing the Suez canal.

Egypt’s government has condemned the violence and called on all sides to respect the rule of law.