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Two wounded as students, police clash in Khartoum

May 16 - 2017 KHARTOUM BAHRI
Smoke rising from El Zaeem El Azhari University in Khartoum during student protests in 2015 (Sudaneseonline)
Smoke rising from El Zaeem El Azhari University in Khartoum during student protests in 2015 (Sudaneseonline)

A clash between Darfuri and other students resulted in the wounding of two of them in Bahri, Khartoum, while at least 15 students were detained by police and the security service on Monday.

The clash at the University of El Zaeem El Azhari occurred between two groups of students, as they were preparing to address Darfuri students at the university.

El Tayeb Ahmed Adam, secretary-general of the Darfur Students' Association in El Zaeem El Azhari, told Radio Dabanga that the attacking students were backed by police when they attacked the Darfuri students, moments before the students' association hosted a gathering.

“Police fired tear gas, rubber bullets, evacuated the university complex, and arrested at least fifteen Darfuri students, including Saber Abdelrahman, the head of the Darfur Students' Association.”

Adam said that the attack also led to Muzamil Abdelrahman being injured in the leg by rubber bullets, and Abdelrahman Yousif suffered from tear gas that hit him in the face.

The gathering was to be held for a discussion on the current situation in Darfur and the issue of the eight students who have been expelled by the university early April. The students then staged a sit-in to demand the university administration exempt them from tuition fees.


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