A number of students were arrested and injured in the demonstrations that broke out on Tuesday morning at the University of Nyala in the capital of South Darfur against the increase of transportation tariffs and prices of meals at student boarding houses.
A student told Radio Dabanga that police and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) stormed the headquarters of the university and arrested and injured dozens of students.
Also on Tuesday, student demonstrations at Khartoum University continued in protest against the Government’s plan to sell the faculty buildings.
Students reported that members of the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) the security services and police confronted the students with batons, tear gas and water cannons which caused injuries among the students.
The water used for the canon is dyed indelible blue that is difficult to wash off, so that authorities can easily identify demonstrators later.
A student activist told Radio Dabanga that the NISS arrested large numbers of students and that the Dean of the Faculty of Mathematical Sciences issued a decision today whereby it suspended classes indefinitely.
The same day, the Independent Student Congress announced that a security force arrested Hashim Bahar, one of its members at the University of Nyala, from in front of the university gate.
Last week, the University of Nyala witnessed demonstrations within the university buildings following the city’s transportation crisis.
Yesterday, another demonstration was staged and brutally suppressed by the NISS and RSF.