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Two injured, 12 detained in North Darfur anti-election protest

April 14 - 2015 EL FASHER
Militant students of the ruling National Congress Party in Khartoum (file photo)
Militant students of the ruling National Congress Party in Khartoum (file photo)

Two students of El Fasher University were injured and at least 12 others were detained today, during an anti-election demonstration in the North Darfur capital.

Hundreds of El Fasher University students gathered this (Tuesday) morning at the College of Education, one of the demonstrators told Radio Dabanga. “We marched via the Faculties of Natural Resources and Science to the Faculty of Medicine, protesting against the election, the continuing air raids, the killing and raping, and the displacement of tens of thousands in the Darfur, the Blue Nile and the Nuba Mountains [in South Kordofan].

“We chanted slogans like “Down, down with the military regime”, “Blood to the security dogs”, “Leave, leave, you serial killer”, and “Revolt, revolt until victory”.

“When we reached the university’s main gate, on our way to the city centre, a force made up of security agents, policemen, and militant students of the National Congress Party in four lorries and three Land cruisers attacked us with batons, tear gas, and live bullets. Two women students were wounded, and at least 12 were taken to unknown destinations.”

He said that the government forces chased the students inside and outside the university. “They cordoned the university and the dormitories, and closed all the streets leading to the campus.”

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