One dead, six wounded in Sudan protest: medics

2019-01-10 12:00


Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

A protester died on Wednesday after an anti-government demonstration in Omdurman, the twin city of Sudan's capital Khartoum, and six others suffered gunshot wounds, medics told AFP.

"The injured person was brought to hospital but he died from wounds," a doctor said on condition of anonymity, without specifying the nature of injuries.

Another doctor said that six other protesters were being treated at Omdurman's main hospital.

"I myself gave medicines to six people wounded by bullets," he said.

The protest by hundreds at Omdurman, on the west bank of the Nile, came soon after thousands gathered at a rally in Khartoum backing President Omar al-Bashir.

Protesters in Omdurman were confronted with tear gas, while a group of doctors later said that police had also fired tear gas at Omdurman's main hospital.

Angry demonstrators have taken to the streets since last month after a government decision to triple the price of bread at a time when the country faces an acute shortage of foreign currency and 70 percent inflation.

Authorities have so far confirmed at least 19 deaths including two security personnel during the demonstrations that erupted on December 19, but Human Rights Watch has put the death toll at 40, including children.

* Sign up to News24's top Africa news in your inbox: SUBSCRIBE TO THE HELLO AFRICA NEWSLETTER

FOLLOW News24 Africa on Twitter and Facebook

Read more on:    omar al-bashir  |  sudan  |  east africa

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.