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From the Stadium to the Streets, Why a Soccer Riot has Turned Political

Anchor Marco Werman talks with journalist Magdi Abdelhadi in Cairo about ongoing violence in Egypt.

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(This story is based on a radio interview. Listen to the full interview.)

The unrest was sparked off Wednesday night when a brawl after a soccer match in Port Said left 74 people dead.

Violence has spread to Cairo and other cities, where protesters have clashed with police and hundreds have been wounded.

Two deaths were reported in Suez on Thursday.

The crisis has turned political, with protesters blaming the military and the police for failing to protect fans at the soccer match.

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    Demonstrators on the streets of Cairo. (Photo: BBC Video)

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    Protesters on the streets of Cairo (Photo: BBC video)

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