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Flour confiscated from Khartoum bakeries

November 23 - 2020 KHARTOUM / EL GEDAREF
People lining up to buy bread in Berber, River Nile state (Social media)
People lining up to buy bread in Berber, River Nile state (Social media)

Many Khartoum bakeries were closed on Saturday and Sunday to reinforce their demand for higher bread prices, leading to severe shortages of bread. Security forces and local activists confiscated flour in the closed bakeries and took it to bakeries that were operating.

The security forces from the General Intelligence Service were working under orders from the governor of Khartoum. He also withdrew the license of the bakeries that closed their doors, and granted their share of flour to functioning bakeries.

Protests in El Gedaref against continuing water and bread shortages led to violence and plundering on Saturday. Several people were injured and vehicles were destroyed, Ahmed Mohamed, member of El Gedaref Resistance Committee, told Radio Dabanga.

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