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Thousands of mourners marched on Sunday in the Egyptian canal city of Port Said at the funeral of people killed in clashes triggered by death sentences on supporters of a local football team.
Bodies wrapped in white shrouds were carried in open coffins by a sea of mourners along the city’s main avenue.
A brief burst of gunfire sent mourners running in several directions amid chaotic scenes before calm was restored.
“Our city is being hit by the interior ministry!” and “Down with Brotherhood rule!” chanted the crowd.
On Saturday, 31 people were killed in the canal city in clashes with police after a Cairo court handed down death sentences on 21 supporters of Port Said’s Al-Masry football club
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