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El Fasher Grand Market in North Darfur closed since two days

May 7 - 2015 EL FASHER
Shops are closed at El Fasher Grand Market, 6 May 2015 (RD)
Shops are closed at El Fasher Grand Market, 6 May 2015 (RD)

The traders at the Grand Market of El Fasher embarked on a strike on Tuesday.

Speaking to Radio Dabanga from the North Darfuri capital, a merchant said that they did not open their shops and stalls since Tuesday, in protest against repeated burglaries by militiamen at night.

“Only the vegetables section is open.” He explained that the latest theft occurred on Monday, when “an armed group emptied two stores, and loaded the goods on their Land Cruisers”.  

The merchant stressed that the strike will continue until the authorities provide protection to the market.

On Saturday 25 April, the shopkeepers at the El Fasher livestock market closed their doors after nine stores had been plundered the night before.


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