Mass brawl case goes to Egyptian court
The Egyptian Public Prosecutor’s Office has sent to a criminal court the cases of 75 people accused of taking part in a mass brawl at a football stadium in Port-Said in February when over 70 fans died.
The local media reported on Thursday that among the defendants there are seven police officers who were in charge of providing security at the stadium.
Clashes broke out in Port-Said on the 1st of February after a football match between the local team and a team from Cairo. Thousands of fans rushed onto the football field from the stands and started fighting. Over 70 people were killed and about 300 injured during the fight and the ensuing crush.
Mar 15, 2012