28 September 2013

Sudan Police Fire Teargas As Thousands Demand Bashir Quit

Photo: Radio Dabanga
Confrontation between police and protesters in Khartoum.

Khartoum — Security forces opened fire on Sudanese protesters on Friday as thousands marched through the streets of the capital demanding regime fall.

Daily demonstrations this week followed the government cutting fuel and cooking gas subsidies on Monday when pump prices doubled overnight.

Four protesters were shot dead by unidentified gunmen on Friday, police said, bringing the official death toll to 50. The marches are turning into the heaviest domestic challenge yet faced by al-Bashir.

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