Over 20 dead, hundreds injured in Port Said riot after Egyptian court sentences 21 to death

More chaos in Egypt: At least 20 civilians and two police officers are dead in Port Said after a death penalty verdict led to clashes outside a prison. A judge sentenced 21 to death in connection with a soccer riot that killed 74 fans last year. Relatives reportedly shot two police officers and stormed the prison to free the defendants.

Hundreds more are injured and the Egyptian military has been deployed.


Another account of the outbreak and gunfire from the ground:

A photo from the stadium before chaos erupted:

Rifts deepen:

And violence begets more violence:

One Cairo-based journalist offered this half-hearted defense of Morsi …

… which was met with immediate pushback:

So, how’s that Arab Spring working out for you, Egypt?


  • nc

    And the response from the UN is…(crickets).

  • $30423294

    These totalitarians, east and west, sure are sweet on killers, especially killers of cops. Or in the case of 9-11-01, killers of innocent little toddlers flying to Disneyland.

    It’s as if things we know to be evil are seen by these folks as good, and things we know to be good are seen by these folks as evil.

    Same thing with the democrat party. What’s the deal with these angry thugs, worldwide?

    • Catchance

      Exactly. Isaiah 5:20

      What’s happening in Egypt right now is Isaiah 19 in real time.

  • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

    Wow. That Mubarek was a real A-hole, wasn’t he?

  • TocksNedlog

    “Springtime for Morsi and the Middle East,
    Egypt is happy and gay;
    They’re killing at a faster pace,
    Look out, here comes the ‘peaceful’ race!”

    • William J. Miller

      “Don’t be stupid, be a smarty. Come and join the Shi’a Party!”

  • http://www.theconservativevoices.com/ dmacleo

    good thing they were using guns most americans cannot legally own and NOT the awful ones americans can legally own.
    think of the carnage if they used a semi auto instead of the actual autos they used.

    and Piers, this is why you need a tank.