Protesters Gather In Cairo After Port Said Football Massacre Defendants Sentenced To Death


Two Egyptian protesters stand on top of a piece of furniture while... News PhotoArab Spring,Bestof,Cairo,Capital Punishment,Close To,Conflict,Connection,Crisis,Death,Demonstration,Egypt,Following,Furniture,Horizontal,Law,Legal Trial,Mass Murder,Middle East,On Top Of,Protestor,Riot Police,Roof,Stadium,Standing,Suspicion,Topics,Topix,Violence,WarPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Getty ImagesCAIRO, EGYPT - JANUARY 26: Two Egyptian protesters stand on top of a piece of furniture while riot police watch from a nearby rooftop, during a protest following the announcement of the death penalty for 21 suspects in connection with a football stadium massacre last year, on January 26, in Cairo, Egypt. Protests have continued across Egypt after a verdict was announced in a case over the deaths of more than seventy fans of Egypt's Al-Ahly football club in a stadium massacre on February 1, 2012, in the northern city of Port Said, during a brawl that began minutes after the final whistle of a match between Al-Ahly and opposing side, Al-Masry. 21 fans of the opposing side, Al-Masry, were given the death penalty in the court case, a verdict that must now be approved by Egypt's Grand Mufti. The verdict was handed down during a period of high tension across Egypt, one day after the second anniversary of the beginning of Egypt's 2011 revolution that overthrew former President, Hosni Mubarak. (Photo by Ed Giles/Getty Images)