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Egypt soccer riot: A play-by-play of the protests

February 2, 2012 |  1:19 pm

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Infuriated families and politicians in Egypt charge that the police did little to stop Wednesday's attacks on fans of a Cairo soccer team that left 74 people dead and nearly 400 injured.

The fans, known as the Ultras, have been a political force in Egypt, chanting slogans against the government at recent protests and rallies.

On Thursday, protesters suspicious that the government had a hand in the deaths poured into the streets of Cairo. Here is a play-by-play of the ongoing protests through Twitter updates, news updates and photos. Egypt's ruling military council, reviled by protesters, is often abbreviated as #SCAF:

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-- Emily Alpert in Los Angeles

Photo: An Egyptian waves a flare as others chant slogans during a protest in Cairo's Tahrir Square on Thursday. Police fired tear gas at thousands of demonstrators. Credit: Khalil Hamra / Associated Press

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