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Sudan protest group says attempt to break up sit-in outside defense ministry is under way

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan's main protest group said an attempt was under way on Monday to break up a sit-in outside the defense ministry compound in the capital, Khartoum. The Sudanese Professionals Association (SPA) called on people to respond by joining the sit-in to "protect your revolution", according to a statement published on its social media pages. (Reporting by Khalid Abdelaziz; Writing by Aidan Lewis; Editing by Hugh Lawson)
Tags: Science, Sudan, Reuters Sudan, Khartoum, Aidan Lewis, Khalid Abdelaziz, Sudanese Professionals Association SPA

Sudan protesters move to protect Khartoum sit-in

Troops had gathered on three sides of the sit-in and tractors were preparing to remove stone and metal barricades, but protesters joined hands and formed rings around the sit-in area to prevent them. The protesters, numbering about 5,000 with more arriving, chanted "Freedom, freedom" and "Revolution, revolution", and appealed to the army to protect them. Earlier, Sudan's main protest group, the Sudanese Professionals Association (SPA), issued an urgent call for people to join the sit-in and fo...
Tags: Science, Sudan, Khartoum, Sudanese Professionals Association SPA

Eleven killed in Sudan protests including six 'state forces': government spokesman

Uniformed personnel from Sudan's National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) twice tried to disperse the thousands of anti-government protesters camped outside the Defence Ministry, the minister said, citing a report by the Khartoum state police chief. The protests are the most sustained challenge Bashir has faced in his three decades in power. The Defence Ministry is in a compound that also houses Bashir's residence and the NISS headquarters.
Tags: Science, Sudan, Defence Ministry, Khartoum, Bashir, National Intelligence and Security Service NISS

Thousands of Sudanese protesters hold second day of sit-in outside Bashir's compound

Thousands of protesters held a sit-in outside Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir's residence in central Khartoum on Sunday, having camped there overnight following the biggest demonstration in months of protests against his 30-year rule, witnesses said. At least one person died on Saturday during "rioting" in Omdurman, Khartoum's twin city, state news agency SUNA said, without giving details on the cause of death. Sudan has seen months of mostly small but sustained protests against Bashir's rul...
Tags: Science, Sudan, Khartoum, Bashir, Omar al Bashir, SUNA, Omdurman Khartoum

Sudanese protesters clash with security forces outside Bashir's compound

Thousands of Sudanese protesters clashed with security forces outside President Omar al-Bashir's residence in central Khartoum on Saturday in what appeared to be the biggest demonstration in months of protest against his 30-year rule, witnesses said. Security forces fired tear gas at stone-throwing demonstrators and tried to disperse the crowd, which had responded to a call by activists trying to increase pressure on Bashir to step down. Some said they would stay until Bashir stepped down.
Tags: Science, Khartoum, Bashir, Omar al Bashir

Sudanese opposition leader's daughter jailed over protests: party

The deputy head of Sudan's opposition Umma Party was sentenced to a week in prison on Sunday for demonstrating against the president, party officials said, as activists protested against emergency laws imposed last month. Mariam Sadiq al-Mahdi, the daughter of Umma leader Sadiq al-Mahdi, was among a group of 19 arrested while demonstrating in front of Umma's headquarters in Omdurman, across the Nile from the center of the capital, Khartoum, said Mohamed al-Mahdi Hassan, head of the party's poli...
Tags: Science, Sudan, Khartoum, Omar al Bashir, UMMA, Omdurman, Sadiq al Mahdi, Umma party, Mariam Sadiq al Mahdi, Mohamed al Mahdi Hassan

Sudan protests intensify as Bashir swears in his emergency officials

Opposition groups say Bashir's decision was an attempt to silence popular demands he step down and called for protests to continue. Anti-government demonstrations began on Dec. 19, triggered by price increases and cash shortages, but quickly developed into protests against Bashir's rule. Security forces fired tear gas at hundreds of protesters in the capital Khartoum and across the River Nile in Omdurman, witnesses said, as Bashir swore in officials he appointed to replace those he sacked when...
Tags: Science, Sudan, River Nile, Khartoum, Bashir, Omdurman

Looking for friends, Sudan's Bashir reopens Eritrea border

Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir, apparently searching for regional friends amid weeks of protests against his 30-year rule, announced on Thursday he was reopening the border with neighboring Eritrea, shut for a year. Sudanese security forces used tear gas to disperse protests in the capital Khartoum and elsewhere on Thursday. Dozens of people have been killed in more than six weeks of protests, which began as demonstrations against rising prices and have swelled into the most sustained street...
Tags: Science, Eritrea, Sudan, Khartoum, Bashir, Omar al Bashir

Protests rock Sudanese cities, one more dead

The 24-year-old man died from his wounds in Omdurman, a city across the Nile from the capital Khartoum, where crowds were railing against Sudan's three-decade ruler Omar al-Bashir. There were also protests in the eastern cities of Port Sudan and al-Qadarif, where hundreds gathered in the main market area, chanting "Down, that's it! Freedom, freedom." Triggered by a worsening economic crisis, protests calling for Bashir to step down have spread into the most sustained challenge yet to his rule....
Tags: Science, Sudan, Nile, Khartoum, Bashir, Omar al Bashir, Port Sudan, Omdurman, Qadarif, Sudanese Professionals Association

Protester's funeral new flashpoint in Sudan's spreading unrest

Demonstrators originally took to the streets from Dec. 19 to complain about bread prices and cash shortages, but the protests quickly turned into calls for an end to Bashir's 30-year-old rule. Around 5,000 mourners turned out for the funeral of Moawia Othman, who died early on Friday from gunshot wounds sustained the day before during a demonstration in the Burri neighborhood of the capital Khartoum. Mourners also destroyed a police truck and overturned the vehicle, according to a Reuters witn...
Tags: Science, Sudan, Reuters, Khartoum, Bashir, Burri, Moawia Othman

Protester's funeral becomes new flashpoint in Sudan unrest as protests spread

Police used teargas against protesters in another part of the capital Khartoum and also in the adjacent city of Omdurman, on the other side of the River Nile. Earlier, around 5,000 mourners turned out for the funeral and burial of Moawia Othman, who was shot late on Thursday. After Othman had been buried and the weekly Muslim Friday prayers began at noon, the mourners dwindled to hundreds who began chanting "Down, that's it", which has become the slogan of protesters signaling their main deman...
Tags: Science, Sudan, Khartoum, Bashir, Othman, Omdurman, Moawia Othman

Hundreds join demonstration in poor district of Sudan's capital

Hundreds of protesters turned out to demonstrate against President Omar al-Bashir's rule in a densely populated neighborhood of the Sudanese capital Khartoum late on Tuesday before being dispersed by security forces, witnesses said. The protesters in the working class area of Kalakla in south Khartoum chanted slogans including "Freedom, peace, justice and revolution are the people's choice", before security forces fired tear gas and chased demonstrators down sidestreets. Near daily demonstrati...
Tags: Science, Sudan, Khartoum, Bashir, Omar al Bashir, Kalakla

Security forces fire tear gas as more protests hit Sudanese cities

Security forces fired tear gas to disperse demonstrators who marched after noon prayers in the Sudanese capital Khartoum on Friday to demand that President Omar al-Bashir step down from 30 years in power. Anti-government protests first flared last month and have posed the most serious challenge yet to Bashir, a former army general who is wanted by the International Criminal Court for alleged war crimes in the Darfur region. In previous weeks, demonstrations have begun only after sundown and th...
Tags: Science, International criminal court, Darfur, Anti, Khartoum, Bashir, Omar al Bashir

Three Sudanese killed in Omdurman protests: SUNA

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Three Sudanese protesters were killed during demonstrations in the city of Omdurman on Wednesday, the state news agency SUNA said. The city "witnessed riots and illegal gatherings" that were dispersed by tear gas, SUNA said. (Reporting by Khalid Abdelaziz and Ali Abdelaty; Editing by Nick Macfie)
Tags: Science, Reuters, Ali Abdelaty, Khartoum, Khalid Abdelaziz, SUNA, Omdurman

Sudanese security forces use tear gas to disperse anti-government protesters

Sudanese security forces fired tear gas and stun grenades at anti-government protesters in Khartoum and other cities on Friday, the tenth day of demonstrations sparked by an economic crisis. Residents say police have used tear gas and sometimes live ammunition against demonstrators. Protesters have repeatedly targeted and burned the offices of President Omar al-Bashir's party and called for an end to his 29-year rule.
Tags: Science, Khartoum, Omar al Bashir

Watch this huge wall of dust tower above Sudan's Khartoum turning the sky blood red

The sky above the Sudanese capital of Khartoum turned blood red on Thursday (1 June) after a huge dust storm towered above and engulfed the city. In what looked like a scene from an apocalyptic film, video footage shows a thick wall of dust approaching the city and quickly blanketing its buildings, cars and people. The clip, believed to have been filmed by a resident, shows the dust block out the sun, reducing visibility significantly so that only the silhouettes of buildings can be seen throu...
Tags: Science, Sudan, Khartoum

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