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Egypt unrest: Death sentences over football riots spark violence

At least 30 people have died in the Egyptian city of Port Said, in clashes sparked by the sentencing to death of 21 local people over football riots.

Supporters of the defendants tried to storm the prison holding them and attacked police stations.

The 21 were sentenced over riots which killed 74 people after a football game at Port Said stadium last February.

From Cairo, the BBC's Aleem Maqbool reports.