80 Ultras Ahlawy members arrested for rioting in Alexandria

Von Daily News Egypt

Those arrested had assaulted police officers following a match in Borg Al-Arab stadium, reported state media 

Eighty members of Ultras Ahlawy were arrested on Sunday evening on charges of rioting at a match between Al-Ahly FC and Moroccan club El-Wedad in Borg Al-Arab stadium in Alexandria, according to state-run newspaper Al-Ahram.

Police forces arrested the fans who had reportedly smashed stadium seats, destroyed two police cars, and threw stones at police officers resulting in the injury of three policemen and five conscripts.

All those arrested were referred to Alexandria prosecution for investigations into the charges of assaulting police officers, rioting, and hooliganism.

A committee has been formed by stadium officials to compile an inventory of the damage caused by fans during the match.

Borg Al-Arab stadium officials demanded financial compensation of EGP 160,000 from Al-Ahly FC for the damage caused to the stadium.

At the beginning of July, 17 Ultras Ahlawy members were released on bail following an earlier clash with security forces outside Borg-Al Arab stadium in Alexandria.

The court ordered that 12 of the detainees pay bail of EGP 20,000 each, while the remaining five had to provide proof of residence in order to be released.

Charges include allegedly assaulting three police officers, three conscripts, and damaging a police car after the fans were banned from attending a match against ASEC Mimosas.

Quelle: Daily News Egypt, 18. Juli 2016

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