Police fire tear gas as Sudan protests grow
Sudanese police fired tear gas at crowds of anti-government protesters in Khartoum and Darfur yesterday as organisers called for more nationwide rallies against Omar al-bashir, the president, this week.
The demonstrations in Darfur were the first of their kind since unrest erupted on Dec 19 over a government decision to triple the price of bread.
The rallies are being seen as the biggest threat to Mr Bashir’s rule in his three decades in power. Protesters in the capital chanted “peace, peace”, and “revolution is the people’s choice”.