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Hundreds march for 'freedom' in Sudan

Hundreds of men and women marched for "freedom" in the Sudanese capital on Friday despite the deployment of militia, troops and riot police, AFP correspondents reported. One of the largest rallies occurred in the poor Shambat area of North Khartoum, where several hundred residents marched along the dirt roads between their houses. They tried to make their way to a large lot but were blocked by uniformed security officers armed with rifles. "A million martyrs for a new dawn," they called. "Freedom! Freedom! Justice! Justice!"

Hundreds march for 'freedom' in Sudan

Hundreds of men and women marched for "freedom" in the Sudanese capital on Friday despite the deployment of militia, troops and riot police, AFP correspondents reported. One of the largest rallies was staged in the poor Shambat area of North Khartoum, where several hundred residents marched along the dirt roads between their houses. They tried to make their way to a large lot but were blocked by uniformed security officers armed with rifles. "A million martyrs for a new dawn," they called. "Freedom! Freedom! Justice! Justice!"

Sudan charges 35 with vandalism after anti-government riots

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Thirty-five people appeared in court on Thursday accused of vandalism during a week of deadly anti-government riots in Sudan, a lawyer said, the first legal proceedings reported in the capital linked to the violence. Sudanese authorities have said they arrested 700 people during the worst unrest in central Sudan in years, triggered by cuts to subsidies on cooking oil and fuel that doubled pump prices overnight.

Children, women rally for Sudan protest detainees

Women and children rallied quietly outside Sudan's state security headquarters Thursday calling for the release of prisoners held in a crackdown after protests over fuel price hikes, an AFP reporter said. The crowd of around 45 carried photographs of the detainees, including social media activist Dalia El Roubi and Amal Habani, a journalist with Al-Khartoum newspaper, the reporter said. Children held signs reading "Freedom for my mum" while others called for "justice".

Sudan unrest a warning to government to seek dialogue: Britain

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - A week of deadly unrest in Sudan should serve as a warning to the government to solve conflicts through national dialogue, a senior British official said on Wednesday, in the strongest foreign criticism of Khartoum's crackdown on protests. Protests and riots erupted in Khartoum and other Sudanese cities last week against the lifting of fuel subsidies, triggering a clampdown by security forces.

Sudan fuel price hikes aim to avert 'collapse'

Fuel price hikes that sparked deadly protests in Sudan were aimed preventing economic meltdown, President Omar al-Bashir said Tuesday in his first comments on the unrest that has left simmering discontent. "The latest economic measures aim at preventing the collapse of the economy following the increase in inflation and instability in the exchange rate," official SUNA news agency quoted him as saying. Bashir also spoke of "conspiracies being planted by the saboteurs against our country".

Sudan defends crackdown as protests enter second week

Sudan pointed to "fake" victim photos and foreign interference Monday in defence of a deadly crackdown on protesters, which drew fresh criticism from inside the ruling party as rallies continued. With reporters complaining of stepped-up censorship, numerous videos and photographs purporting to show bloodied victims have circulated on YouTube, Facebook and other social media since the demonstrations began eight days ago, sparked by a rise in fuel prices.

Sudan arrests 700 people in week of deadly anti-government unrest

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Seven hundred people have been arrested during a week of the worst unrest in central Sudan in years, the government said on Monday, as protests continued against President Omar Hassan al-Bashir. One week on from the start of demonstrations against subsidy cuts, police once again used teargas on protesters, this time women students at the Ahfad university in Khartoum's twin-city of Omdurman who chanted "We don't want Bashir", witnesses said.

Tear gas fired at Sudan women's university protest

Sudanese police fired tear gas Monday into a university campus where female students were protesting, the university head said on the eighth day of demonstrations sparked by rising fuel prices. Between 150 and 200 Ahfad University for Women students were demonstrating "against the government and things like that," university president Gasim Badri told AFP. He said police did not enter the campus in Khartoum's twin city Omdurman but fired tear gas from outside. There were no injuries and the demonstration had already finished, Badri said.

Gunmen kill 4 in Sudan protests

Gunmen have killed four Sudanese during mostly peaceful protests, the police said on Saturday, as thousands prepared to bury one victim and more demonstrations were expected. "Unknown shooters fired on demonstrations in Khartoum Bahri, Khartoum, and Omdurman" during protests on Friday, the police said in a statement carried by the official SUNA news agency. "As a result of that, four civilians were killed."
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