Port Said unites key Egyptian government critics: workers and soccer fans

From The Turbulent World of Middle East Soccer Fri Feb 22 2013, 03:34:31

(Source: Fox News)

By James M. Dorsey

Military troops are protecting factories and government offices on the fifth day of a general strike in the Suez Canal city of Port Said that has brought together two groups with working class roots that played key roles in the toppling of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak: militant, highly politicized, street-battled hardened soccer fans and the labor movement.

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