Saturday, 26 January 2013

Ahly Ultras joy at Port Said ruling

Caution: Video contains strong language.

Jan 26 - There were wild celebrations outside the Ahly Sporting Club on Saturday after a court ruled against those accused of killing over 70 Ahly fans in Port Said last February.

The court handed 21 death penalties to the defendants.

In the moments after the court ruling, Ahly Ultras - hardcore supporters of the club - chanted against fans of Port Said and against former defence minister Mohamed Hussain Tantawi, who they hold partially responsible for the killings.

Friday, 25 January 2013

Protesters clash with police near Tahrir on Jan25 anniversary

Protesters involved in clashes with police on Qasr el Ainy street - moments from Tahrir Square - say that state security forces have fired birdshot at them, in addition to throwing rocks and shooting tear gas.

Witnesses say the clashes began on the evening of the 24th January when demonstrators attempted to take down a huge concrete wall on Qast el Ainy erected by security forces.

The fighting continued through the night and into the 25th - the second anniversary of the Egyptian uprising in 2011.

Tens of thousands of demonstrators are filtering through to Tahrir Square demanding the realisaiton of the revolution's goals, justice for those who died and an end to the Muslim Brotherhood's monopoly on state power.