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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." str-it/al

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."

Sudanese police fire teargas as crowds demand Bashir resign

By Khalid Abdelaziz and Ulf Laessing KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Police fired teargas on Friday to disperse thousands of Sudanese demanding that President Omar Hassan al-Bashir step down, a day after clashes in which rights groups accused security forces of shooting dead at least 50 people. Bashir, who seized power in a 1989 coup, has been spared the sort of Arab Spring uprising that unseated autocratic rulers from Tunisia to Yemen since 2011, but anger has risen over corruption and rising inflation in the vast African country.

Sudan summons U.S. charge d'affairs for failing to give visa to Bashir

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Fresh Sudan fuel protests erupt after Friday prayers

Sudanese poured into the streets after Friday prayers in a fifth day of demonstrations against fuel price hikes that have seen dozens shot dead and calls for the government's overthrow. The price hikes have sparked the largest protests of Omar al-Bashir's 24-year rule, as young activists have invoked chants from the Arab Spring to call for the president's downfall and security forces have been accused of gunning down more than 50 people.

Protesters take to Sudan streets after Friday prayers

Protests against fuel price hikes gathered pace on Friday as demonstrators took to the streets in several cities amid heavy police presence after weekly Muslim prayers, witnesses said. Activists have accused the security forces of shooting dead 50 people since Monday, when the protests first erupted and turned into anti-government demonstrations. They called for Friday's protests. Around 2,000 protesters marched in Omdurman, the capital's twin city, chanting anti-army slogans and calling for a halt to fuel price hikes, witnesses and an AFP correspondent said.

Rights groups: Sudanese police kill at least 50 in riots by protesters angry over subsidy cuts

KHARTOUM, Sudan - Sudanese police killed at least 50 people this week, often "shooting to kill" when they moved to quell angry protests over the government's cut of fuel subsidies, two rights groups said, as youth activists called for new demonstrations after Friday prayers. Hundreds of Sudanese activists, protesters, students and members of opposition parties have also been arrested amid the violence, according to a joint statement late Thursday by the two groups — Amnesty International and the African Center for Justice and Peace Studies.

Rights groups say 50 dead in Sudan fuel riots

Rights groups slammed Sudan Friday for killing protesters demonstrating against fuel subsidy cuts, saying 50 people were shot dead in two days in the country's worst riots since 1989. Activists called for the protests to continue and urged the security forces to side with the people. The African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies and London-based Amnesty International said 50 people were killed after being shot in the head or chest on Tuesday and Wednesday.

At least 29 killed in central Sudan's worst unrest for years

By Khalid Abdelaziz and Ulf Laessing KHARTOUM (Reuters) - At least 29 people have been killed in protests in Khartoum over fuel subsidy cuts, police said on Thursday, and more clashes broke out in Khartoum in the worst unrest seen in Sudan's central regions for years. President Omar Hassan al-Bashir, who came to power in a 1989 coup, has been spared the sort of Arab Spring uprising that unseated autocratic rulers in states from Tunisia to Yemen since 2011, but anger has risen over rising inflation and corruption.

Fresh Sudan riots after 29 dead in 3 days

Fresh protests broke out in Sudan on Thursday as 29 people were killed in three days of rioting sparked by a government decision to scrap fuel subsidies. Calm was later restored in Khartoum after anti-riot units were deployed at major road intersections, but activists called on social media for fresh protests on Friday. The escalating protests are the largest in Sudan since President Omar al-Bashir, whose foreign ministry denied he had called off a visit to the United Nations, seized power in 1989.
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