Egyptian football fans, seen here during a match in Cairo
This file photo shows supporters of Al-Ahly club cheering for their team during a match in Cairo, in 2010. Egyptian football fans clashed with police in a Cairo stadium late Tuesday, injuring nearly 80 people, after they chanted slogans against ousted president Hosni Mubarak and torched dozens of cars. © Mohammed Abed - AFP/File
Egyptian football fans, seen here during a match in Cairo
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Last updated: September 7, 2011

Dozens of Egypt police injured in football clash

Egyptian football fans clashed with police in a Cairo stadium late Tuesday, injuring nearly 80 people, after they chanted slogans against ousted president Hosni Mubarak and torched dozens of cars.

The trouble started when supporters of the Al-Ahly football club chanted slogans against Mubarak and former interior minister Habib al-Adli, both on trial for murder, and threw bottles at police, police and witnesses said.

The clashes moved to a nearby street, police said, where the fans wounded 72 policemen and torched more than a dozen cars, including four police vehicles.

Seven civilians were wounded and police arrested 12 protesters, they added.

Witnesses said the clashes began when policemen tried to forcibly remove the fans, who chanted anti-Mubarak slogans after the match.

Mubarak, ousted in a popular uprising in February, is on trial with Adli and six police commanders on charges of ordering the shootings of protesters during the revolt.

Mubarak's two sons Alaa and Gamal are defendants in the same trial on graft charges. The trial resumes on Wednesday.

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