At least 1,000 people were injured in the violence on Wednesday when soccer fans staged a pitch invasion in the Mediterranean city of Port Said, even though local team al-Masry beat visitors from Cairo, Al Ahli, Egypt's most successful club.
Angry politicians denounced the lack of security at the match and blamed military leaders for allowing, or even causing, the tragedy. The Muslim Brotherhood, the Islamist group that dominates parliament, saw an "invisible" hand at work.
"Down with military rule," thousands of Egyptians chanted at the main Cairo train station where they met injured fans returning from what a minister said was the scene of Egypt's worst soccer disaster.
Image: Egyptian fans rush into the field following Al-Ahly club soccer match against Al-Masry club at the soccer stadium in Port Said, Egypt Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012.
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