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Hundreds of Egypt football fans protest detentions

Hundreds of Egyptian football fans protested outside the public prosecutor's office on Saturday, demanding the release of fellow members of their Ultras hardcore fan group. Chanting and clapping in unison, the Ultras closed off the area outside the prosecutor's office in central Cairo to demand the release of 38 members arrested in the Nile Delta province of Menufia for "belonging to an illegal group."

Hundreds of Egypt football fans protest detentions

Hundreds of Egyptian football fans protested outside the public prosecutor's office on Saturday, demanding the release of fellow members of their Ultras hardcore fan group. Chanting and clapping in unison, the Ultras closed off the area outside the prosecutor's office in central Cairo to demand the release of 38 members arrested in the Nile Delta province of Menufia for "belonging to an illegal group."

Police officers' club in Cairo in flames: AFP

Several buildings in a police officers' club complex in the Egyptian capital were in flames on Saturday, an AFP reporter said. According to a senior security official, hardcore football fans known as the Ultras stormed the complex and set fire to the buildings. Residents of the affluent island where the club is situated were using garden hoses to try to extinguish the flames. Other buildings in the complex had their windows smashed. Several hundred members of the Ultras were also making their way towards the interior ministry, state television reported.

Police officers' club in Cairo in flames: AFP

Several buildings in a police officers' club complex in the Egyptian capital were in flames on Saturday, an AFP reporter said. According to a senior security official, hardcore football fans known as the Ultras stormed the complex and set fire to the buildings. Residents of the affluent island where the club is situated were using garden hoses to try to extinguish the flames. Other buildings in the complex had their windows smashed. Several hundred members of the Ultras were also making their way towards the interior ministry, state television reported.
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