Deaths of Egyptian Soccer Fans Raises Questions

Source: The Century Foundation
Author(s): Neil Bhatiya, Thanassis Cambanis

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This past weekend, rioting broke out at soccer match in Cairo, Egypt, in which violence between soccer fans and the Egyptian police led to twenty-five deaths. In a conversation with TCF fellow Thanassis Cambanis, I asked how the violence at Air Defense Stadium fits into the larger context of the Egyptian government’s efforts to suppress dissent, and how this reflects on U.S.-Egyptian relations. Cambanis is the author of Once Upon a Revolution, a history of the Tahrir Square uprising seen through the eyes of two Egyptian activists….

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