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.


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.