In January, a deadly riot broke out in Port Said after an Egyptian court sentenced 21 to death in connection with a 2012 soccer riot that killed 74 people. The court confirmed those sentences Saturday and sentenced 45 others to prison. A short time later, a police club and Egypt’s soccer federation headquarters were torched by rioters.
Photos from Cairo:
Violence continues to flare in Cairo:
Meanwhile in Sinai:
More from Reuters:
Egypt’s Interior Ministry told police in the Sinai peninsula to raise a state of emergency after obtaining intelligence that jihadists might attack their forces there, state news agency MENA reported.
Officials have expressed growing worries about security in the desert region which borders Israel and is home to a number of tourist resorts.
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