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Police fire tear gas at Khartoum protesters; rally in Darfur region

Death toll from protests rises to 24 Death toll hits 24 in Sudan protests, official says
Steven Clarke | 13 January, 2019, 20:01

Since protests began on December 19, more than 40 people have been killed and over 1000 arrested, according to Amnesty International.

Protest organizers have called for near daily demonstrations across the country against Bashir this week, calling it a "Week of Uprising".

Witnesses told the news agency that security forces used tear gas against dozens of demonstrators in al-Halfaya Bahri, an area in the south of Khartoum, and against a demonstration by dozens of people emerging from Sayed Abdel Rahman Mosque in Omdurman, which sits on the other side of the River Nile from the capital.

"We condemn using bullets against citizens", said the commission, whose members are appointed by President Omar al-Bashir.

In a separate incident, witnesses said hundreds of demonstrators emerged from a mosque known to be affiliated to Bashir's government in the Jabra district of southern Khartoum chanting: "The people want the fall of the regime".

Protests on Wednesday in Omdurman were particularly violent, with police firing live ammunition in the city's main hospital, where operating theatres were flooded with tear gas.

The protests first erupted in towns and villages before spreading to the capital, with angry crowds calling for an end to Bashir's three decades in power.

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Protests also broke out Sunday in the western war-torn region of Darfur, after calls for rallies there by the Sudanese Professionals' Association, which has spearheaded the demonstrations.

Although the immediate trigger for the protests was the price of bread, Sudan has been facing a mounting economic crisis over the past year, led by an acute shortage of foreign currency.

Repeated shortages of food and fuel have been reported in several cities, including Khartoum, while the cost of food and medicine has more than doubled.

The crackdown has drawn global criticism with Britain, Canada, Norway and the United States warning Khartoum that its actions would "have an impact" on its relations with their governments.

Washington imposed a trade embargo on Khartoum in 1997 that was lifted only in October 2017.

Last week, Sudanese security sources confirmed the presence of Wagner Russian military in the country and that they work with the National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) but refused to speak about their activities in Sudan.

Since the secession of South Sudan in 2011, Khartoum lost three quarters of its oil revenue, crippling an economy already wracked by 20 years of USA sanctions.

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