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February 2, 2012 11:20 pm

4 Dead in Egyptian Violence as Instability Continues

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AP – Police fired salvos of tear gas and birdshot Friday at rock-throwing protesters in Cairo as popular anger over a deadly soccer riot spilled over into a second day of street violence that left at least four people dead and more than 1,500 injured nationwide, officials said.

The protesters blame the police for failing to prevent a melee after a soccer match in the Mediterranean city of Port Said on Wednesday that killed 74 people. The violence — the soccer world’s worst in 15 years — also has fueled frustration with the ruling generals who took power after the uprising that ousted President Hosni Mubarak last February.

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