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Ultras Ahlway’s first day of rage

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Ultras Ahlawy members have surrounded the stock exchange in Downtown Cairo hours after the group named this Wednesday a “day of rage”

People wai for the metro at Saad Zaglhoul station that was earlier blocked by Ultras groups . By: Ahmed Al-Malky

People wai for the metro at Saad Zaglhoul station that was earlier blocked by Ultras groups . By: Ahmed Al-Malky

Update 4: In the afternoon, protesters blocked a metro line in both directions. Ahmed Abdel-Hady, the spokesperson of the metro said the protesters gathered on the tracks of the Sa’ad Zaghloul station at 2.30pm.

Ibrahim Amr, from the control room of the metro said: “Ultras youth walked on the tracks from Sa’ad Zaghloul station all the way to Sadat station.”

Sadat metro station lies under Tahrir Square. The Ultras left the metro from Sadat. Abdel-Hady said they left after negotiations.
Metro operations were disrupted but have now fully resumed.
The Ultras headed to the 6 October Bridge, which cuts across Cairo. The group blocked traffic in both directions, disrupting traffic and bringing it to a standstill in some areas. Traffic police tried to close off all entrances to the bridge.

 

Update 3: The Ultras headed to the 6 October Bridge, which cuts across Cairo. The group blocked traffic in both directions, disrupting traffic and bringing it to a standstill in some areas. Traffic police tried to close off all entrances to the bridge.

 

Update 2: In the afternoon, protesters blocked a metro line in both directions.

Ahmed Abdel-Hady, the spokesperson of the metro said the protesters gathered on the tracks of the Sa’ad Zaghloul station at 2.30pm.

Ibrahim Amr, from the control room of the metro said:”Ultras youth walked on the tracks from Sa’ad Zaghloul station all the way to Sadat station.”

Sadat metro station lies under Tahrir Square. The Ultras left the metro from Sadat. Abdel-Hady said they left after negotiations.

Metro operations were disrupted but have now fully resumed.

 

Update 1: Ultras Ahlawy members surrounded the stock exchange on Wednesday morning.

The football fan group blocked the main gate of the stock exchange and prevented anyone from entering, after naming Wednesday the “first of the days of rage.”

Ultras Ahlawy have been holding marches this week and distributing information nationwide to remind the public of the Port Said Massacre.

Over 70 football fans died following a match between Al-Ahly and the Port Said based Al-Masry football clubs, on 1 February 2012.

There are over 70 defendants on trial for their involvement in the incident. The defendants include nine security officials and several members of the administration of Al-Masry Club.

The verdict is expected on Saturday.

On Monday new evidence was presented by the Prosecutor General Tala’at Abdallah. The new evidence has sparked fears that the verdict will be postponed.

Despite assurances from Abdallah’s spokesperson, Ultras Ahlawy released a statement on Tuesday night saying that the group has had enough with the “stalling and delays.”

“We are against injustice and with retribution…. but we reject stalling,” the group said in its statement.

The new evidence has not been made available to the public. Abdallah has only said the new evidence incriminates some of the accused. Ultras Ahlawy say that if this new evidence proves that top officials were in fact involved in a conspiracy, then the Ministry of Justice and Prosecutor General should make it public.

Ultras Ahlawy believe that if the evidence only involves “hired thugs”, then it will only delay matters.

Additional reporting by Al-Borsa News


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