Sudan: 22 dead in anti-government demonstrations

 Sudan: 22 dead in anti-government demonstrations

KHARTOUM – A total of 22 people died in anti-government protests who shake Sudan for three weeks, announced Thursday the authorities.

Sudan has been plagued since 19 December by demonstrations provoked by the government's decision to triple the price of bread.

Protests quickly turned into a movement against President Omar al-Bashir

On Thursday, police announced that three protesters had died as a result of a protest rally she called "illegal" in the nearby town of Omdurman in Khartoum.

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"We opened an investigation," police spokesman Hashim Abdelrahim said in a statement without giving further details on the cause of death.

On Wednesday, hundreds of people chanted "Freedom, Peace and Justice" and "the revolution is the choice of the people" at this demonstration in Omdurman, before being dispersed by the forces

riot control with tear gas

On the same day, thousands of people gathered in Khartoum, under high security, to support Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir.

The authorities had so far confirmed 19 deaths, including two members of the security services, since December 19.

NGOs Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International gave a review of at least 40 deaths.

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lettifi mohamed saber

Journalist-Editor of the ALG24 website since December 2016. In the press since March 2014. Specialized in security and political information. E-mail: Phone number: 066 29 881 61

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