Source: Egypt arrests 15 over soccer clashes

March 25, 2012 18:30

CAIRO - Egypt's security forces said on Sunday they had arrested 15 people after two days of clashes between angry soccer fans and military police that killed one person and injured 65 in the industrial city of Port Said.

Soccer supporters took to the streets on Friday and Saturday to protest against a decision by the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) to ban Port Said club al-Masry for two seasons over the country's worst stadium disaster.

More than 70 fans were killed last month during a pitch invasion at Port Said's stadium, the most deadly incident since the protests that toppled President Hosni Mubarak last year.

"Fifteen suspects were arrested during the clashes that took place between the army and protesters in front of the Suez Canal Authority building in Port Said," a security source told Reuters.

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