Source: The Century Foundation
Author(s): Karim Medhat Ennarah
Original Link: https://tcf.org/content/report/the-ultras-ahlawy/
- The “Ultra” fans of Egyptian football emerged from the world of sport in 2011 to play an important role in the revolution.
- Then, in Port Said in February 2012, tragedy struck: seventy-two football fans were killed in a melee and stampede. The flawed quest for justice that followed resulted in a mass death sentence and more unrest.
- With a story that parallels the rising hopes and dashed dreams of the Egyptian revolution, this report traces the history of the Ultras from their creation until the present.
- This policy report is part of “Arab Politics beyond the Uprisings: Experiments in an Era of Resurgent Authoritarianism,” a multiyear TCF project supported by the Carnegie Corporation of New York…
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