Six school students were injured during a mass protest against the shortage of bread in El Geneina, capital of West Darfur, on Monday.
Speaking to Radio Dabanga, a listener reported that hundreds of basic and secondary school students took to the streets of El Geneina this morning to protest against the lack of bread.
Many bakeries in the capital had to close their doors because of a lack of cooking gas. The West Darfur authorities recently forbid them to make use of firewood instead, the source explained.
The protesters called for freedom and the downfall of the Sudanese government.
Security troops and policemen used live ammunition, tear gas, and batons to disperse the crowd. Six students were wounded, three of them seriously. Many others fainted.
The injured students were transferred to El Geneina hospital for treatment.
Last week, the population of Burri El Lamab district in Khartoum blocked the main streets in protest against the shortage of fuel, cooking gas, and the soaring prices of basic commodities. The demonstrators also called for a regime-change.
Earlier this month, residents of El Mazroub in North Kordofan took to the streets against the rising costs of living, after the price of a loaf of bread reached one Sudanese Pound.