By Seyi Lawal
About 400 people were injured in Cairo yesterday amid fresh clashes between police and protesters. Apparently, the latest unrest was fuelled by the deaths of 74 people on Wednesday after a football match in the city of Port Said.
The deaths on Wednesday came when fans invaded the pitch after a football match involving top Cairo club al-Ahly and the Port Said side al-Masry.
Throughout Thursday, al-Ahly supporters congregated outside the club’s stadium in Cairo. Some chanted slogans against Egypt’s military rulers: “Our army must choose between the military council and the revolutionaries,” while others threw stones.
Thousands marched to the interior ministry, where police fired tear gas to keep them back.
Earlier, the Egyptian prime minister announced the sackings of several senior officials.
Funerals of some of the victims took place in Port Said.
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