Egyptian mourners bury 35 killed in Port Said riot

Egyptian mourners bury 35 killed in Port Said riot

Funeral procession briefly halted due to gunfire, as unrest over soccer riot death sentences continues

PORT SAID, Egypt (AP) — Thousands of people who turned out for a mass funeral for 35 people killed in rioting in the coastal city of Port Said chanted against Egypt’s Islamist President Mohammed Morsi on Sunday.

Mourners in the funeral procession shouted “There is no God but Allah, and Morsi is God’s enemy” after praying for the dead Sunday at the city’s Mariam Mosque.

There were no police or army troops in sight, but the funeral procession briefly halted after gunfire rang out. The source of the gunfire was not immediately known.

Health officials say at least 37 people were killed, including two policemen, in rioting on Saturday. The violence erupted after a court handed down death sentences to 21 local fans involved in a deadly melee at a soccer game last year.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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