Sudan police fire tear gas at protesters in Khartoum: witnesses

2019-01-13 19:00
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Sudanese police fired tear gas Sunday at crowds of anti-government protesters in Khartoum after organisers called for nationwide rallies against President Omar al-Bashir.

Protesters chanting "peace, peace" and "revolution is the people's choice" took to the streets in the capital's district of Bahari, but were quickly confronted by riot police, witnesses told AFP.

Protests that first erupted on December 19 over a government decision to triple the price of bread have swiftly escalated into broader demonstrations against Bashir's three-decade rule.

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