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Protests after soccer supporter slain in northern Sudan

September 9 - 2018 DELGO
Riot police in Sudan (
Riot police in Sudan (

On Thursday and Friday, hundreds of people in Delgo in Northern State took to the streets in protest against the death of a football supporter by police bullets last week.

The demonstrators gathered near the market of El Turaa, and called for “a serious investigation into the killing of Abdelrahman El Gurashi by policemen”, one of the protesters told Radio Dabanga.

During a match between El Turaa and Kajbar soccer teams in the stadium of Koka in Northern State on Wednesday, fighting broke out between the supporters. A number of people were wounded, including members of the riot police. The police were then ordered to disperse the crowd forcibly, and began shooting. Supporter Abdelrahman El Gurashi was fatally hit.

Nubian community leaders immediately demanded an investigation into the incident.

A number of northern Sudanese football teams have decided to withdraw from the regional El Mahas competition.

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