Violence in Egypt’s stadium leaves dozens dead

Posted: February 9, 2015 in News

During the stampede between the police and supporters of Egyprt’s Zamalek football club at a game in Cairo, 40 people have been killed already.

The clash started when the supporters of the football club known as Ultras White knights tried to enter the army-owned stadium without buying tickets.

“Huge numbers of Zamalek club fans came to Air Defence Stadium to attend the match … and tried to storm the stadium gates by force, which prompted the troops to prevent them from continuing the assault,” says the Egyptian Interior Ministry.

The fans posted on their group’s official Facebook page that the violence began because authorities only opened one narrow, barbed-wire door to let them in. They said that sparked pushing and shoving that later saw police officers fire tear gas and birdshot.

Gathered by Afolabi Lekan D.

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