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Sudan police use live fire, tear gas to disperse demos

December 24 - 2018 NORTH KORDOFAN / BLUE NILE
Street demonstration in El Obeid this week
Street demonstration in El Obeid this week

Three civilians, including a child, were wounded in a shooting by security forces on peaceful demonstrators in Um Rawaba in North Kordofan yesterday.

Witnesses told Radio Dabanga from Um Rawaba that police and security agents confronted demonstrators against hunger by excessive force using batons, tear gas, and live ammunition.

Witnesses said that the shooting by the security forces on the demonstrators led to wounding of a child and a young man and a woman.

The witnesses confirmed that yesterday the authorities detained in Um Rawaba Osman El Dai, Ahmed Abdelalhasan, Anas Awouda, Nadir Mohyeldin, Abdelrahman Jaafar and Omar El Faki.

Blue Nile state

On Sunday, the crowds in El Tirtir of El Tadamon locality in Blue Nile state took part in a mass demonstration against hunger and soaring prices where they burned the buildings of the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS), the locality administration, and the Zakat (Muslim alms) Bureau.

Witnesses told Radio Dabanga that demonstrators marched through the streets, condemning the high cost of living and lack of fuel and medicine before burning the buildings of the security services, the locality offices and the Zakat Chamber.

Yesterday, students demonstrated in Dibeibat in South Kordofan against hunger and rise of prices.

Witnesses told Radio Dabanga that school students in Dibeibat also took part in a demonstration after the announcement of the closure of schools in the state indefinitely yesterday.

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