Topic: Al-Masry Club
On Saturday, soccer fans attempted to disrupt shipping on the Suez Canal and set fire to two buildings in Cairo. The fans were protesting death sentences for 21 soccer fans involved in deadly riots last year.
When the head of Egypt's military starts darkly warning of state collapse, it's time to worry.
The violent upheaval in the Suez Canal city of Port Said has deeper roots than the resentment toward President Mohamed Morsi that triggered protests elsewhere in Egypt.
A riot immediately broke out after an Egyptian court sentenced 21 people to death in the controversial Port Said soccer violence case. Police and soccer fans known as Ultras clashed outside the prison where the defendants were being held. At least 16 were killed and hundreds wounded.