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Solidarity march from Kassala reaches Port Sudan

September 2 - 2019 PORT SUDAN
The solidarity march arriving in Port Sudan from Kassala (Social media)
The solidarity march arriving in Port Sudan from Kassala (Social media)

A solidarity march for peaceful coexistence between the Beni Amer and Nuba tribes reached Port Sudan from Kassala on Sunday evening. Violence between tribesmen in Port Sudan cost 34 lives a week ago, hundreds were injured.

The march left Kassala on Saturday marching 49 km to Aroma. From there, vehicles too them to the ancient Red Sea port of Suakin, after which they proceeded on foot to Port Sudan.

Journalist Amin Sinada told Radio Dabanga that the people of Port Sudan welcomed the march from Kassala at the entrance of the city. They all went to the Artists’ House, where a symposium was held and speakers called for the need for peaceful coexistence between the conflicting parties in the city.

Sinada praised the role of the Kassala people in supporting their brothers in Port Sudan.

No violence

Concerning the violence, Sinada told Radio Dabanga that no violence has been recorded since the arrival of military reinforcements.

He said the city authorities eased the city’s curfew from 7:30 pm to 10 pm on Saturday.

The committee overseeing the march said that the purpose is “to tell our people there that our destiny is one, our country is one, and we press on the authorities to resolve the crisis”.


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