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Mar 4, 2013 02:06 Moscow Time

2 dead, hundreds injured in Egypt clashes

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Two police officers died and more than 400 people were injured in Sunday’s clashes in Port Said, Egypt, when hundreds of local residents protested the authorities’ decision to move to another prison 39 people accused of involvement in a riot by football fans that flared up at a local stadium a year ago when more than 70 fans from Cairo were either killed or died in the ensuing stampede.

In January 21 people, mostly local football fans, were sentenced to death. The decision sparked a wave of violence in Port Said where some 50 people died in two days of rioting.

This time round a crowd of protesters tried to storm into the local police headquarters, but were held back by police and army units.

Voice of Russia, TASS

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