More clashes in Cairo as death toll in Egyptian soccer riot rises to 31
A protester throws a rock at riot police Saturday in Cairo
January 27th, 2013
04:11 AM ET

More clashes in Cairo as death toll in Egyptian soccer riot rises to 31

Egypt struggled Sunday to retake control of a vital northeastern port city after a riot broke out following news that 21 people had been sentenced to death for their roles in last year's deadly clashes at a soccer match at the Port Said stadium.

The riot in Port Said follows other violence, which was tied more to unrest over Egypt's current leadership. They are nonetheless symptomatic of instability and insecurity two years after longtime President Hosni Mubarak was ousted.

By early Sunday morning, the death toll in Port Said climbed to 31, according to Dr. Ahmed Omar, a Health Ministry spokesman, who spoke to state-run EGYNews.
At least 322 were injured, including 61 who remained hospitalized, he said.

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  1. Hide Behind

    I propose a monument be placed in every city town and nation of the world and it be dedicated to freedom.
    Every nation could afford this monument it does not require overpaid researcers and planners nor national and international designers gold silver or precious minerals of any kind.
    That every man woman or child can own this symbol is easily done and here is why.
    Take a step outside and bend down to pick up a good sized rock, stone; then go back inside and place it in a focal point of prominence.
    This is the true symbol of freedom for it has always been the very first object thrown at tyrants and tyrany.

    January 27, 2013 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
  2. saywhat

    Well said@ HB. good morning@banasy.
    Humanity is again standing at a point where 'Freedom' is in jeopardy.

    January 27, 2013 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  3. saywhat

    It is sad indeed.This was the time for Egyptians to stand united and move forward.

    January 27, 2013 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  4. saywhat

    No telling what other forces are at work in keeping the country destabilized and elected govt in peril.

    January 27, 2013 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  5. saywhat

    CNN 's blockade at work. One has to post in bits and pieces to get thru & keep it shortest.

    January 27, 2013 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      I certainly wish they would let us know what the magic character number is, saywhat.

      January 27, 2013 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |
  6. chrissy

    Perfectly awesome idea @ HB, and i took it to heart and went and found one. Lol of course if pimp dummy doesnt move out of my house soon i just may have to use it even.

    January 27, 2013 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      In your case, a R O might work better, chrissy.

      January 27, 2013 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |