Po­lice fire tear gas as Su­dan protests grow

The Daily Telegraph - - World news -

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”.

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