Protests in Cairo on Thursday after the clashes
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Egypt football riot: Tension in Cairo as protests loom

Egypt has begun three days of mourning after football violence which left at least 74 people dead and hundreds more injured.

Clashes erupted after fans of the home side al-Masry invaded the pitch to celebrate their victory over Cairo-based Al-Ahly.

Angry fans sealed off Tahrir Square in the centre of Cairo on Thursday morning, claiming police did not do enough to stop the violence.

The BBC's Rupert Wingfield-Hayes reports.

How events unfolded

John Leyne looks at the sequence of events that led to the clashes

Players meet Egyptian military leader

Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi meets al-Ahly players and addresses the media

Supporters gather at Cairo train station

Freelance journalist Bel Trew says friends and families waited for fans at Cairo train station

Aftermath of the clashes

The scene inside the stadium on Thursday morning

Parliament speaker condemns violence

The speaker Mohamed Saad al-Katatni says the riots were the 'work of the devil'

Football fans vent anger

Egyptian football fans express anger at violence

  • 02 Feb 2012
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