Morsi fails to prevent renewed street battles between Egyptian police and ultras

From The Turbulent World of Middle East Soccer Sat Nov 24 2012, 03:02:43

Thousands of ultras join protesters on Tahrir Square

By James M. Dorsey

A pledge by Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi to re-open all cases against those responsible for attacks on anti-Mubarak and anti-military protesters in the last 21 months did little to prevent militant soccer fans clamoring for justice for hundreds of dead protesters, including 74 of their own, from joining the outpour of anger against the president's unilateral decision to grab wide-ranging powers.

Mr. Morsi had hoped that the re-opening of cases, which largely failed to condemn those responsible for repeated crackdowns on protesters, would soften the blow of his power grab and would prevent the militant, highly politicized, street battle-hardened soccer fans from taking to the streets.

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