Port Said http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/26750/all en Egypt fans protest as stadium stampede verdict nears http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/egypt-fans-protest-stadium-stampede-verdict-nears <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>CAIRO, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Hundreds of soccer fans gathered in Cairo on Friday to demand justice for 74 people killed in a stadium stampede last year, as a court prepared to issue a verdict in the case.</p> <p>Hostility between Egypt's police and hardcore football fans has simmered for years, but worsened after the disaster last February at the Port Said stadium during a match between Cairo's Al Ahly and local side al-Masry.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/egypt-fans-protest-stadium-stampede-verdict-nears" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Geography of Africa Port Said Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 17:00:29 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736240 at http://www.globalpost.com Protesting soccer fans disrupt Cairo traffic http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/protesting-soccer-fans-disrupt-cairo-traffic <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>CAIRO, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Soccer fans obstructed roads and a rail line in Egypt's capital on Wednesday to demand swift punishment of rival supporters and policemen blamed for the deaths of 74 people in a stadium disaster last year.</p> <p>A verdict in the case is due at the weekend, when thousands are expected to mark the second anniversary of Egypt's Arab Spring uprising with street protests against the Islamist-led government.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/protesting-soccer-fans-disrupt-cairo-traffic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Geography of Africa Politics Port Said Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 16:30:13 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738369 at http://www.globalpost.com Egypt canal city vents anger a year after football tragedy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/egypt-canal-city-vents-anger-year-after-football-tragedy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Several thousand Egyptians marched in Port Said on Friday's first anniversary of a deadly football riot in protest against the Islamist government, unfazed by a heavy troop presence after bloody clashes.</p> <p>"The people of Port Said want independence!" the crowd chanted as they marched past the governorate building in a tense atmosphere.</p> <p>On this day last year, clashes erupted between fans of home side Al-Masry and Cairo's Al-Ahly after the final whistle.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/egypt-canal-city-vents-anger-year-after-football-tragedy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Al-Masry Club Football in Egypt Politics Port Said AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 17:15:54 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5743292 at http://www.globalpost.com Defiant Egypt port city buries protesters killed in clashes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130308/defiant-egypt-port-city-buries-protesters-killed-clashes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Mourners turned out on Friday for the funeral of protesters killed in clashes in Egypt's Port Said, a day before a court is to issue verdicts over the killing of people in a football riot there.</p> <p>Thousands of protesters followed a casket borne by mourners that held the body of a man killed in clashes on March 4, and a funeral was scheduled later in the day for another protester, shot dead overnight.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130308/defiant-egypt-port-city-buries-protesters-killed-clashes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Nonviolent revolutions Politics Port Said AFP Fri, 08 Mar 2013 16:31:12 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5777317 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Thousands march in Egypt's Port Said over deaths http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130308/update-1-thousands-march-egypts-port-said-over-deaths <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Football stadium case a flashpoint for unrest</p> <p>* Court to give final ruling on death sentences</p> <p>* Thousands take to streets of Mediterranean city (Adds new security forces chief)</p> <p>By Yusri Mohamed</p> <p>PORT SAID, Egypt, March 8 (Reuters) - Thousands of Egyptians packed the streets of the Suez Canal city of Port Said on Friday in protest at the deaths of local people in clashes with police and before a court decision in a contentious football riot case.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130308/update-1-thousands-march-egypts-port-said-over-deaths" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Arab world Politics Port Said Port Said Thomson Reuters Fri, 08 Mar 2013 17:15:16 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5777357 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 7-Egypt protesters torch buildings, target Suez Canal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130309/update-1-egyptian-court-confirms-death-sentences-21-soccer-fans <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* First major attempt to disrupt canal traffic fails</p> <p>* Fans torch police club, soccer headquarters in Cairo</p> <p>* Islamist government struggling to keep law and order</p> <p>* Islamist groups offer popular committees as backup</p> <p>* Police on alert for jihadist attacks in Sinai (Adds warning of Islamists)</p> <p>By Yousri Mohamed and Marwa Awad</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130309/update-1-egyptian-court-confirms-death-sentences-21-soccer-fans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Arab world Business Football in Egypt Geography of Africa Geography of Egypt Labor Law Port Said Religion Thomson Reuters Sat, 09 Mar 2013 08:45:16 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5777930 at http://www.globalpost.com Egyptian court orders retrial in soccer stadium disaster http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140206/egyptian-court-orders-retrial-soccer-stadium-disaster <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian court on Thursday ordered the retrial of 21 people sentenced to death in a politically charged case for involvement in deadly soccer stadium violence in 2012, judicial sources said.</p> <p>The Cassation Court accepted the appeal by the fans found guilty in January 2013 of taking part in the Port Said stadium disaster, in which 74 people died on February 1 2012.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140206/egyptian-court-orders-retrial-soccer-stadium-disaster" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Arab world Port Said Thomson Reuters Thu, 06 Feb 2014 14:47:08 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6063290 at http://www.globalpost.com Egypt court orders retrial in deadly football riot case http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140206/egypt-court-orders-retrial-deadly-football-riot-case <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>An Egyptian appeals court on Thursday ordered the retrial of dozens of defendants including 21 people sentenced to death for a 2012 football stadium riot that killed 74 people, judicial sources said.</p> <p>The court accepted appeals by 62 defendants against a March ruling by a court that had confirmed death sentences for 21 defendants and handed down jail terms to 24 people, judicial sources said.</p> <p>The stadium riot in February 2012, in the canal city of Port Said, was the deadliest sport-related incident in modern Egyptian history.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140206/egypt-court-orders-retrial-deadly-football-riot-case" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Al-Ahly S.C. 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