The Ultras take on the MOI

As I post these shots the police are defending the Ministry of the Interior, on several fronts, from hordes of hardcore soccer fans, referred to as “Ultras”. This is because they see MOI as having been complicit in, or even behind, the attack on Ahli fans in Port Said last night by fans of the local Al Masry team. It was very reminiscent of the November and December clashes last year.

About Austin G. Mackell

I am a freelance journalist who has worked for a variety of corporate and community outlets from my hometown of Sydney and from the Middle East, including from Lebanon during Israels 2006 invasion and from Iran during the tumultuous presidential elections there in 2009. I have recently moved to Cairo to watch the revolutions in Arab world unfold.
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