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Egypt deploys troops to Suez
to quell ´out of control´ clashes

CNN, by Reza Sayah and Amir Ahmed

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 1/26/2013 9:40:50 AM

Cairo -- Egypt exploded in turmoil this weekend with at least 22 people killed in clashes over an unpopular court verdict Saturday following a day of politically charged violence throughout the country. The clashes in the northeastern city of Port Said came after a judge sentenced 21 people to death for their roles in a football game riot last year. Angry relatives of those convicted clashed with security forces outside the prison, leaving nearly two dozen people killed and more than 200 wounded, the Health Ministry said. Two police officers were among the dead, the head of Port Said

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[with Ramy Francis, Chelsea J. Carter and Hamdi Alkhshali]
The biggest powder keg of all - Egypt. How long before it explodes?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: voxpopuli, 1/26/2013 10:10:23 AM     (No. 9140320)

pretty easy for a tyrannical dictator to keep the riots down - if LAW ABIDING PEOPLE ARE UNARMED...

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Reply 2 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 1/26/2013 10:14:41 AM     (No. 9140329)

Perhaps if ´football´ wasn´t so boring this might not have happened.

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