Soccer fans defy emergency rule, force work stoppage in Port Said

From The Turbulent World of Middle East Soccer Mon Feb 18 2013, 04:14:22

Protesters block government offices (Source: Al Jazeera)

By James M. Dorsey

Thousands of militant soccer fans, in an indication that emergency rule will not squash mass protests, blocked government buildings as part of a general strike in the Suez Canal city of Port Said that is at the center of mounting anger at the brutality of police and security forces and demands that those responsible for the death of more than 800 protesters since mass demonstrations erupted in Egypt two years ago and toppled president Hosni Mubarak be held accountable.

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