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Egyptian protesters torched buildings in Cairo and tried unsuccessfully to disrupt international shipping on the Suez Canal, as a court ruling on a deadly soccer riot stoked rage in a country beset by worsening security.
The ruling enraged residents of Port Said, at the northern entrance of the Suez Canal, by confirming the death sentences imposed on 21 local soccer fans for their role in the riot last year, when more than 70 people were killed.
Saturday's protests and violence underlined how Islamist President Mohamed Mursi is struggling - two years after Mubarak's overthrow - to maintain law and order at a time of economic and political crisis.
Islamist groups and parties backing Mursi warned against a looming security breakdown and called on their followers to form popular protection committees to guard the streets and public property should police fail to do so.
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
That would be real embarrassing to see the F-16's the US just sold them, used against Israeli F-16's. Talk about a P.R. disaster of epic proportion.
Originally posted by SpeachM1litant
reply to post by stirling
How do people come to these far-fetched conclusions? Israel will have to pacify the Sinai? Has anyone been reading and analysis the news coming from the region?