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Egyptian protesters battle police in Port Said

Khalil Hamra / AP

An Egyptian protester evacuates a wounded man during clashes between protesters and riot police near the state security building in Port Said, Egypt, on March 6.

Ahmed Youssef / EPA

An Egyptian man sets tiers ablaze during clashes in Port Said, Egypt, on March 6.

By Yusri Mohamed and Alexander Dziadosz, Reuters

Egyptian protesters demanding the release of prisoners battled police in Port Said for a fourth day on Wednesday, challenging state authority in the turbulent city at the northern end of the Suez Canal.

Port Said has been a focus for violence since January, with people staging angry protests over death sentences handed down to some residents in connection with a football stadium riot in which more than 70 people died last year. Continue reading.

Ahmed Youssef / EPA

Egyptian army soldiers arrest an alleged rioter during clashes in Port Said, Egypt, on March 6.

Khalil Hamra / AP

Egyptians react from tear gas fired by riot police during clashes near the state security building in Port Said, Egypt, on March 6.

Amr Abdallah Dalsh / Reuters

Anti-Morsi protesters are seen through a banner with pictures of people, who were killed in Port Said demonstrations since violence erupted after the court verdict on the sentencing of 21 people, at a camp in front of the Governorate General headquarters in Port Said city, 105 miles northeast of Cairo on March 5.

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