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Sudan protests turn deadly as demonstrators clash with police

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By ITN News Editor December 21, 2018 13:21

Sudan protests turn deadly as demonstrators clash with police

Eight demonstrators have been killed in clashes with armed police in northern and eastern Sudan. Six people died in anti-government protests in the eastern town of Gedaref in al-Qadarif state, leading to a state of emergency and an overnight curfew. Two others were killed in the northern town of Atbara, in River Nile State.Protests against bread and fuel price rises were also dispersed in the capital, Khartoum, and other towns.The demonstrations began on Wednesday in Atbara, Ed-Damar and Berber, where Sudanese police fired tear gas to break up large crowds of protesters chanting anti-government slogans.The disturbances later became violent and several people were reportedly shot.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor December 21, 2018 13:21
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