In pictures: Jubilation in Cairo, riots in Port Said

The news of death sentences for hooligans involved in the Port Said stadium disaster provoked markedly different reactions in the two Egyptian cities

James Legge@James_Legge
Saturday 26 January 2013 14:20

The death sentences for the 21 men found guilty of participating in the Port Said stadium disaster in February last year caused jubilation among fans of Cairo's al-Ahly club, whose fans made up most of the dead.

But in Port Said, where the condemned men mostly come from, riots have broken out, killing at least 22.

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