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Egyptian protesters carry a wounded man during clashes with the security forces near the Interior Ministry in Cairo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Khalil Hamra / Associated Press

A protester shows tear gas cartridges shot by the riot police during clashes near the Interior Ministry in Cairo. Protests have followed the deaths of more than 70 people in clashes between rival soccer fans following a match in Port Said.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carsten Koall / Getty Images Europe

An Egyptian waves a flare as others chant slogans during a protest in Tahrir Square. Police fired tear gas Thursday at thousands of demonstrators outside the Interior Ministry protesting the security forces' failure to prevent a soccer riot that killed more than 70 people.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Khalil Hamra / Associated Press

An Egyptian protester throws an object as clashes erupted with security forces during a protest heading to the Interior Ministry.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MOHAMED OMAR / EPA

Egyptian protesters stand on a roadblock dating back to older clashes with security forces as they take part in a protest heading to the Interior Ministry.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MOHAMED OMAR / EPA

Egyptian protesters run from tear gas fired by security forces during clashes near the Interior Ministry.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Khalil Hamra / Associated Press

An Egyptian protester holds a national flag during clashes with security forces near the Interior Ministry.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Khalil Hamra / Associated Press

Egyptian protesters face security soldiers and shout slogans during a protest in front the Interior Ministry.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MOHAMED OMAR / EPA

Egyptian protesters face security forces and shout slogans during a protest in front of the Interior Ministry.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MOHAMED OMAR / EPA

Egyptian women react outside a morgue after hearing about the death of their relatives during clashes at the soccer stadium.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Khalil Hamra / Associated Press

An Egyptian man waves the national flag from the balcony of a building as others gather to denounce the bloody clashes that occurred a day earlier after a soccer match.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mohamed Omar / EPA

Discarded shoes are seen at a soccer stadium the day after deadly clashes in Port Said, Egypt.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: STR / Associated Press

Men stand inside a soccer stadium the day after deadly clashes in Port Said, Egypt.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: STR / Associated Press

Fans clash with riot police after the Ahly club soccer match against the Masry club in Port Said, Egypt.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated Press

Egyptian soccer fans run onto the field after a match between the Ahly and Masri clubs at the stadium in Port Said.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: European Pressphoto Agency

Fires burn during a riot after an Egyptian soccer match between the Ahly and Masry clubs in Port Said.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated Press

Riot police scuffle with soccer fans after a match in Port Said, Egypt.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: European Pressphoto Agency

A policeman helps an injured soccer fan during the clashes.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ahmed Hassan / Associated Press

Players of the Egyptian Ahly club run for safety during clashes after their match against the Masry club in Port Said.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ahmed Hassan / Associated Press

Ahly soccer team coach Manuel Jose, right, is taken to a secure area as clashes erupt after game between his team and the Masri club at the stadium in Port Said, Egypt.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: European Pressphoto Agency

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[Updated: Feb. 2, 9:30 a.m. Thousands march in protest of Egypt’s soccer violence]

The death toll rose to at least 74  late Wednesday after hooligans from the winning team stormed onto the field after an Egyptian soccer match between two longtime rivals and attacked opposing players and fans.

Violence broke out in Port Said after that city’s team won a rare victory over the visiting Ahly, a powerhouse club from Cairo. Port Said supporters rushed the field immediately after the game as chaos spread and players and fans from Ahly ran for cover beneath the stadium and into locker rooms.

Read more by Jeffrey Fleishman and Amro Hassan, “Egyptian soccer riot: Death toll at 73

1 Comment

  1. February 2, 2012, 2:52 pm

    could this be a class thing or justEgyptians gone wild?

    By: anglerdcd@msn.com.

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