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Ongoing protest against water crisis in Port Sudan

June 15 - 2018 PORT SUDAN
The demonstration in Korea district in Port Sudan, the state capital of Red Sea state, on June 12(RD)
The demonstration in Korea district in Port Sudan, the state capital of Red Sea state, on June 12(RD)

Thursday witnessed the third day of protests against power cuts and lack of water in Port Sudan. Police have arrested one of the activists participating in a demonstration at night in Salab district.

Journalist Amin Sinada told Radio Dabanga that the protests continued in the southern, eastern and central districts. “The security apparatus arrested activist Maysoun Ali on Wednesday at a demonstration in Salab in the evening. They released her at 2am and ordered her to return to report to their office on Thursday.”

Sinada said that the water shortages in most of the districts of the Red Sea state capital has continued. “The crisis caused the price of barrels of water to rise.

“The authorities have provided water tankers for some districts, which caused overcrowding of residents to get water.”

The power supply has been steadily flowing to Port Sudan, according to Sinada, since the outbreak of protests.

People in southern districts of Port Sudan staged demonstrations on Wednesday, the day after the first protest in Korea district. Police used tear gas against the crowd in Korea.

The protests follow the death of a woman in Sennar state, who was electrocuted when people scrambled for drinking water at the water supply station.


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