Soccer fans and policemen injured in Cairo

September 8th, 2011 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS  

Cairo, Sep 8 (IANS) At least 140 people were injured in clashes between football fans and police following an Egypt Cup match in the Cairo Stadium between Al-Ahly and Kima Aswan.

At least 72 policemen were injured, 54 people were sent to hospital and 11 fans were arrested late Tuesday night, official news agency MENA said.

The clashes inflamed in the second half of the match as the spectators chanted against former President Hosni Mubarak, former Interior Minister el-Adli and threw bottles and chairs toward the policemen in the stadium.

The clashes spread to a nearby street after the match where 14 police cars and two motobikes were destroyed by the fans.

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