Chaos erupts at a soccer stadium in Port Said city, Egypt. At least 73 people were killed and 1,000 injured as groups of fans attacked each other.
Feb. 1, 2012
Fans riot at the end of a match in Port Said when the local team al-Masry beat Al Ahli, one of Egypt’s most successful clubs. At least 73 people are killed and more than 1,000 injured.
An Egyptian protester evacuates an injured boy during clashes near Tahrir Square, Cairo, Jan. 25, 2013. Khalil Hamra
Jan. 25, 2013
Violent protests against President Mohammed Morsi break out across Egypt on the second anniversary of the uprising that led to the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak. Ismailiya, Suez and Port Said are among the hardest hit.
Al Ahly fans, also known as "Ultras", celebrate and shout slogans in front of the Al Ahly club after hearing the final verdict of the 2012 Port Said massacre in Cairo January 26, 2013. Twenty-two people were killed on Saturday in violence that erupted in Port Said, northeast of Egypt's capital, after protesters took to the street, state TV reported. AMR ABDALLAH DALSH
A court refers decisions on 21 defendants in the soccer-riot case to the country’s highest religious authority, the equivalent of a recommendation they be sentenced to death. Relatives of those convicted attempt to storm the prison. Riots in Port Said leave more than 30 dead.
Egyptian policemen march during their colleagues military funeral, who were killed in the Port Said violence, in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013. The violence in Port Said, about 140 miles northeast of Cairo, broke out on Saturday after a court on Saturday convicted and sentenced 21 defendants to death for their roles in a mass soccer riot in a Port Said stadium on Feb. 1, 2012 that left 74 people dead. Amr Nabil
More clashes occur at the funerals for those killed in the previous day’s riots, and the unrest spreads to Ismailia and Port Suez. Mr. Morsi declares a 30-day state of emergency in Port Said, Ismailia and Suez.
Egyptian protesters try to tear down a cement wall built to prevent them from reaching parliament near Tahrir Square, in Cairo, on Jan. 24, 2013. Egypt’s black-clad riot police fired tear gas in fierce dawn clashes with dozens of protesters. Hussein Tallal
The cabinet gives the President powers to use the military for riot control. Opponents of Mr. Morsi dismiss his offer of dialogue.
Al Ahli soccer fans shout in front of riot police, at the police academy where the trial of people charged with involvement in deadly football rioting is taking place, on the outskirts of Cairo April 17, 2012. AMR ABDALLAH DALSH/REUTERS
Final verdicts in the soccer-death case are expected after a review by Grand Mufti Ali Gomaa.