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Video: Egypt’s Zamalek fans storm sports minister press conference

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Hardcore fans of Egypt’s Zamalek Football club stormed on Thursday the Egyptian sports minister press conference.

Public prosecutor Talaat Abdallah ordered a swift and broad investigation into the incident, after hundreds of Zamalek Ultras bombarded the press conference held in a hall at the Cairo Stadium.

The fans broke several cameras belonging to different television channels and lit up flares inside the hall.

The attack left the sports minister’s undersecretary wounded.

Abdallah has meanwhile ordered a committee, headed by his assistant Hassan Yaseen, to probe the incident and identify the perpetrators.

In the same vain, the Egyptian minister of sports, Al-Ameri Farouk, filed a complaint against Zamalek’s Chairman Mamdouh Abbas accusing him of urging the Ultras to attack the press conference Thursday morning, according to Al-Masry al-Youm newspaper.

Earlier on Wednesday, Abbas challenged the sports minister’s decision to appoint an interim board to the club, saying Farouk "wouldn't dare " to take the step, according to Ahram Online.

Hours after the assault, Farouk announced his decision to appoint Galal Ibrahim as a temporarily chairman of Zamalek, Ahram Online reported.