Egypt seems to be a troubled nation at the moment...
Egypt: Deadly clashes follow soccer riot verdict
The director of hospitals in Egypt's Mediterranean city of Port Said
says two soccer players are among the 27 people killed in riots there.
Violence erupted in Port Said after a judge sentenced 21 people to
death in connection with a Feb. 1 soccer melee that killed 74 fans of
the Cairo-based Al-Ahly team.
The security officials say most
were killed in assaults on the governor's office, courthouse and prison
after the sentence was handed down during a trial outside Cairo. They
say two policemen also were shot to death outside the city's main prison
when angry relatives tried to storm the facility.
Abdel-Raham Farah says Mahmoud Abdel-Halim al-Dizawi, a soccer player in
Port Said's Al-Marikh club, was shot three times and died.
He says Tamer al-Fahla, a soccer player who used to play for the
city's main Al-Masry team, was also shot dead on his way to Al-Marikh
The club is near a prison which residents tried to storm Saturday to
free defendants in the soccer trial. The military has been deployed to
try and restore security.
Source: CBS News