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Egyptian police attack football fans

Issue No. 2440

At least 30 Egyptians died on Sunday after police attacked Zamalek football fans at the Air Force stadium in New Cairo.

Fans said they were waiting to go in through a tiny gate when they were teargassed. This led to a stampede, followed by security forces repeatedly attacking people. 

Many of the victims were teenagers.

Football fans played a role in the Egyptian revolution and are hated by the authorities.

Incredibly the game went ahead regardless and only one player refused to appear.

Mahienour el-Massry sentenced

Revolutionary Socialist lawyer Mahienour el-Massry and nine others were sentenced to two years in prison and a fine of 5,000 Egyptian pounds each on Monday of this week..

They were charged with taking part in an unauthorised protest.

Revolution, Repression and Resistance Conference to discuss events in the region four years after the Egyptian Revolution. With Maryam al?Khawaja, Sherif Azer, Owen Jones and others. 13-14 Feb, Soas, Russell Square, London

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Tue 10 Feb 2015, 17:18 GMT
Issue No. 2440
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