Hun­dreds of pro­test­ers rally in cap­i­tal for al-Bashir’s ouster

The Washington Times Daily - - WORLD -

CAIRO | Hun­dreds of pro­test­ers marched in and around Su­dan’s cap­i­tal Khar­toum on Sun­day, the fourth week of un­rest that be­gan over sky­rock­et­ing prices and a fail­ing econ­omy but which now calls for the ouster of au­to­cratic Pres­i­dent Omar al-Bashir.

Images cir­cu­lated by ac­tivists on­line showed marches in Khar­toum and its north­ern twin cities of Om­dur­man and Ba­hary, de­spite se­cu­rity forces fir­ing tear gas at the crowds.

One group, hun­dreds strong, ap­peared to have reached Ba­hary’s main train sta­tion.

Se­cu­rity forces en­cir­cled the area and fired in the air to dis­perse crowds around the sta­tion, the rally point for a gath­er­ing called by protest groups, as­so­ci­a­tions and po­lit­i­cal op­po­si­tion.

Demon­stra­tions also took place in other cities across the coun­try, par­tic­u­larly in Gadarif, Faw and Amri, as well in the west­ern re­gion of Dar­fur, ac­tivists said.

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