Thousands of Ahly team hardcore football fans (Ultras Ahlawy) have rallied in Tahrir Square in central Cairo, gearing up for next week's anticipated court verdict over last year's Port Said disaster.
Egypt's worst-ever football tragedy left more than 70 Ahly fans dead after they were attacked by the Port Said "Masry" fans following the end of an ill-tempered Egyptian Premier League game on 1 February, 2012.
The Ultras Ahlawy members marched from the club's headquarters in El-Gezira district, Cairo, to Tahrir to step up pressure on the judge presiding over the notorious case.
The ardent group of supporters vowed to take the matter into their own hands if the verdict, expected to be delivered on 26 January, did not satisfy them.
They did not specify what actions they might take but distributed many flyers and stickers bearing the words "justice or chaos" in Cairo's underground and public buses. (...)
Ahram Online's Mai Shaheen said Ultras Ahlawy members are accompanied by mothers of the slain victims, who chanted angry slogans against the Muslim Brotherhood, from which President Mohamed Morsi hails.