Se­cu­rity forces clash with demon­stra­tors in cities

Daily Trust - - CRIME -

Su­danese se­cu­rity forces clashed with pro­test­ers in three cities on Sun­day as de­mon­stra­tions against Omar al-Bashir’s rule con­tin­ued for a fourth week, wit­nesses said.

In Khartoum North, across the Blue Nile from the cen­ter of the cap­i­tal, se­cu­rity forces chased groups of pro­test­ers down side streets and fired tear gas to dis­perse de­mon­stra­tions in sev­eral ar­eas, a Reuters wit­ness said.

They also con­fronted pro­test­ers with tear gas in Wad Medani, the cap­i­tal of Gezira state, south­east of the cap­i­tal, and for the first time in Nyala, the main city in South Dar­fur, wit­nesses said.

Protests trig­gered by an eco­nomic cri­sis have rip­pled across Su­dan since Dec. 19 in the most sus­tained chal­lenge yet to Bashir’s close to 30-year rule.

Se­cu­rity forces have used live am­mu­ni­tion and tear gas to break up de­mon­stra­tions, as well as ar­rest­ing pro­test­ers and op­po­si­tion fig­ures.

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