Police officers react as chaos erupts at a soccer stadium in Port Said city
Police officers react as chaos erupts at a soccer stadium in Port Said city

Saad Katami, Egypt's newly elected parliamentary speaker, has joined the growing chorus of criticism over poor security at the Port Said football ground and dubbed the riot a "massacre".

Port Said independent MP Badry Farghaly has gone further and said the violence was the result of a conspiracy.

"This is a massacre. I've never seen as many dead bodies in one place at one time out of all the wars I've witnessed," Katami said.

Thousands gathered at Ramses train station in Cairo to meet retyurning al-Ahly FC fans returning from the game with al-Masry.

Fans called on the end of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces' rule and mass demonstrations are now set to take place.

Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, the SCAF's leader, has ordered an immediate investigation, Fifty people have been arrested.