Aswat Masriya (Cairo)

27 January 2013

Egypt: Teargas and Shots At Port Said Funeral

Egypt's president Mohammed Morsi has declared a 30-day state of emergency in three areas hit by days of violent protests. At least 50 people have ... ( Resource: Egypt's President Declares State of Emergency

Tens of thousands of Port Said residents rallied on Sunday to mourn 29 people who were killed in violence that erupted on Saturday when a court sentenced 21 defendants to death for their involvement in last year's deadly stadium riots.

Mourners chanted, "No God but Allah", among other things.

Some mourners clashed with security forces when the former hurled stones and the latter fired live shots in the air and teargas to disperse them.

An eyewitness told Aswat Masriya that the live shots caused no injuries but some civilians were transferred to the hospital after inhaling teargas.

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