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Soccer fans on the frontline of revolution

Egypt’s Ultras play a growing role as the foot soldiers of the anti-government opposition

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/world/article/soccer_fans_on_the_frontline_of_revolution_20120208

Sprinting down a side street in downtown Cairo, the group of young men are outrun by a hissing tear gas canister careening through the air, slamming into the ground beside them. They quickly raise their arms to their mouths in a futile attempt to avoid inhaling the gas. But one of the group turns in the direction of his pursuers, staring at them defiantly as he breathes in the gas as a show of strength.

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