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Egyptians protest soccer club closure

Saturday, March 24, 2012 - 00:48

Mar. 24 - Egyptians blocked streets to protest the closure of the city's soccer club following deadly scuffles at a match last month. Deborah Gembara reports.

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Egyptians filled the streets of Port Said to protest the closing of the city's soccer club. Officials banned the Al-Masry team for two seasons after fans stormed the field during a game last month kicking off fights that left 74 people dead. It was country's deadliest incident since the protests that toppled President Hosni Mubarak. Clogged streets meant many businesses were closed and ships hoping to stop in the harbor had to be redirected. More than a dozen people were injured in the protest. Deborah Gembara, Reuters.

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Egyptians protest soccer club closure

Saturday, March 24, 2012 - 00:48