Tear gas fired at Su­dan pro­test­ers

The Straits Times - - WORLD -

KHARTOUM • Su­danese po­lice fired tear gas yes­ter­day at crowds of anti-gov­ern­ment pro­test­ers in Khartoum and the western war-torn re­gion of Dar­fur after or­gan­is­ers called for na­tion­wide ral­lies against Pres­i­dent Omar al-Bashir.

Un­rest erupted last month after a gov­ern­ment de­ci­sion to triple the price of bread. The au­thor­i­ties say the protests have left 24 peo­ple dead, while Hu­man Rights Watch put the toll at 40.

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