Deadly clashes follow football sentences in Port Said

At least eight people, including two policemen, have died in violence that erupted following the death sentence verdicts handed down to 21 people for their role in a deadly football riot in February, 2012.

Supporters of the defendants attempted to storm the prison to free defendants and two police were shot dead. Police fired tear gas and rubber bullets at the crowd, killing six people.

Officials say the Egyptian military has moved into the city. General Ahmed Wasfi said:

"It has been decided to deploy some units to work for calm and stability and the protection of public establishment"

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Army warns of Egypt collapse

The head of the Egyptian military has warned the ongoing political conflict could lead to the collapse of the state. Seven people have reportedly been shot dead and hundreds injured in Port Said during the funerals of 33 protesters killed in the city