Protesters 'block car ferries' from crossing Suez Canal

Around 2,000 protesters blocked car ferries from crossing the Suez Canal after a court ruled that 21 soccer fans would be sentenced to death, witnesses told Reuters.

Protesters reportedly also untied moored speedboats used to supply shipping in a bid to disrupt passing vessels.

Military police recovered five boats and brought them back to shore in Port Said, but two were still drifting, one witness said.

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Egypt death sentences upheld

An Egyptian court has upheld death sentences against 21 people for their role in a deadly 2012 soccer riot that killed more than 70 people in the city of Port Said.