Egypt Independent

Judge sends 253 ‘Ultras White Knights’ fans to military prosecution



Alexandria Public Prosecution on Thursday sent 235  Zamalek football club fans to the military prosecution to commence an investigation on the “Borg al-Arab incident”, Judge Mohammed Salah Gaber, the first attorney-general of West Alexandria prosecutions, announced.

Police arrested the fans after they carried out violence following a Zamalek vs. al-Ahli football game during the CAF Champions League in Tripoli. Clashes erupted on July 9 between Zamalek fans and Borg al-Arab stadium officials, leading to the injury of seven people.

The Public Prosecution accused the Zamalek fans of damaging Borg al-Arab stadium, disturbing public peace and security, spreading ‘Ultras White Knights’ propaganda and of wearing T-shirts decorated with the images of 20 martyrs.

The ‘Ultras White Knights’ is a group of ardent football fans who support the Zamalek football club.
In February 2015, the Ultras White Knights lost 20 group members in clashes with security outside a military-run stadium in Cairo.

The Court of Urgent Matters in Cairo banned the hard-core soccer fan association, known locally as ”Ultras”, in May over accusations that the group is involved in terrorism.

 

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm