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In Pictures: Ultras march en masse to the High Court

Thousands of Ultras, a group of energetic supporters of the Al-Ahly Football Club, marched from the team’s Zamalek stadium to the High Court in Downtown on Wednesday afternoon in protest of the detention of dozens of their members. The demonstrators marched from Zamalek to Ramses Street, the location of the High Court, over the eastbound …

Aaron T. Rose

Tactical retreat: Ultras absent from protests in Egypt and Turkey

By James M. Dorsey Militant, highly politicised football fans who played key roles in the toppling of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, opposition to post-Mubarak military rule and last month’s mass protests against Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, have been, as organisations, conspicuously absent from the dramatic scenes in Cairo with the overthrow of President …

Daily News Egypt

Rioting ultras and striking police officers may ease security reform

By James M. Dorsey The fallout of last year’s death of more than 70 football fans in a politically-loaded stadium riot has brought the need for reform of Egypt’s Mubarak-era law enforcement and judiciary to a head with football supporters in Egyptian cities protesting the verdicts of those accused of inciting the incident, and security …

Daily News Egypt

Short Messages

Sometimes short and straightforward messages are more understandable and effective than long analytical ones. It can’t hurt if we try. President Mohamed Morsi: It is not a matter of who you are; we oppose you because of what you have become. There are millions who did not vote for you and even more millions who …

Ziad A. Akl