Police fire teargas at crowds near interior ministry in Cairo as anger at football riot deaths continues
Abdel Rahman Hussein in Cairo, Martin Chulov, Peter Walker and agencies
guardian.co.uk, Friday 3 February 2012
"Egyptian police have shot dead two protesters in Suez, while crowds rallied outside Cairo's interior ministry building overnight as anger spread over the deaths of 74 people in a bloody riot at a football stadium.
The response to the scenes after the match on Wednesday night in the Mediterranean city of Port Said has taken on a wider political dimension amid claims police at best did nothing to prevent the violence and, at worst, actively helped instigate it.
In Suez a crowd of around 3,000 people demonstrated outside police headquarters after news spread that one of the victims came from the city.....
While Egypt's military rulers were quick to blame football hooliganism, a group of hardline Al Ahly fans, known as ultras, accused the police of intentionally letting rivals attack them because of their historic antipathy to the security forces and their role at the forefront of anti-Mubarak protests a year ago. Many ultras were among those protesting outside the interior ministry......"