Fans of Cairo's Al-Ahly football club have stormed Egypt's Soccer Federation headquarters, setting it alight in anger after a court acquitted seven of nine police officials on trial for their alleged role in deadly stadium violence last year.
The fires followed a court verdict earlier today that confirmed death sentences against 21 people for their role in the 2012 riot that killed 74 people after a game in the city of Port Said.
The court also sentenced two senior police officers to 15 years in prison, but acquitted seven other security officials.
Death sentences confirmed over football stadium violence
An Egyptian court confirmed that 21 football fans would be sentenced to death after the Port Said stadium violence that killed 74 people, Reuters reported. A further five have been sentenced to life in jail.