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Egyptian football supporters protest death of fellow fan

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Fans of Egyptian football team Zamalek Monday marched to Cairo’s High Court to protest the death of a fellow fan last week.

The Ultras White Knights, a group comprising of Zamalek’s most ardent fans, were protesting the death of 18-year-old Amr Hussein, who was killed by injuries sustained from gunfire during a skirmish on Sept. 19 between fans and security forces, according to Egyptian Daily al-Ahram.

Hussein was fatally wounded in the clash and succumbed to his injuries on Sept. 23.

The White Knights assembled at the court demanding that his killers be brought to justice.

“There are still beasts in our country who kill young people who love football,” the fans chanted, according to the newspaper.

The fans had previously stormed Zamalek’s headquarters, reportedly setting fire to the club’s buildings, after a protest demanding that the club’s management be changed due to the team’s recent poor results.