18 June 2012

Sudan: Students Protest for the Second Day in Sudanese Capital

Scenes of police using tear gas to disperse protesting students who are demonstrating against government's austerity plan. ( Resource: Sudan Revolts Against Austerity Plan )

Khartoum — Student protests opposed to the government austerity plan continued for the second day on Monday in the Sudanese capital Khartoum and its suburbs.

President Omer Al-Bashir announced before the members of the parliament on Monday the main points of drastic measures his government aims to implement.

The austerity plans impact negatively the living conditions of Sudanese who are already affected by the high inflation in the country and the economic crisis hitting the country after the loss of South Sudan oil revenue.

Police forces used tear gas to disperse protests that erupted for the second day in the University of Khartoum and near girl compounds located near the campus.

Other protests calling for the downfall of the regime were organized in Kober suburb in Khartoum North and in Omdurman.

Eye witnesses reported sound of gunfire, while unconfirmed reports speak about injuries among the demonstrators.

On the other hand, different sources in the capital confirmed the arrest of dozens of protesters after destroying two buses owned by Khartoum state transport company, in Kalaklla, a suburb located in the south of the capital.

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