CAIRO/PORT SAID: Thousands of opponents of President Mohamed Mursi returned to the streets of Egypt today, demanding his overthrow after the deadliest violence of his seven months in power.
Men in black shirts of mourning marched through the Suez Canal city of Port Said, scene of the worst bloodshed of the past 9 days, chanting and shaking their fists.
Protests marking the second anniversary of the uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak have killed nearly 60 people since Jan. 25, prompting the head of the army to warn this week that the state was on the verge of collapse.
For the Port Said marchers, today was also the first anniversary of a soccer stadium riot that killed 70 people last year.
Death sentences handed down on Saturday against 21 Port Said people over the riots fueled the past week’s violence there, which saw dozens shot dead in clashes with police.