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.

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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?

 

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