Sudan: Protesters clash with police, call for Bashir’s exit

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Protests have turned deadly in Sudan in recent days.
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Hundreds of these protesters demanding the exit of President Omar al-Bashir blocked a road close to a football stadium in the capital, Khartoum.

Hundreds of these protesters demanding the exit of President Omar al-Bashir blocked a road close to a football stadium in the capital, Khartoum.

There were chants of slogans demanding that President Bashir steps down. The agitations erupted after a football match in Khartoum suburb of Omdurman.

Police reportedly used tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse the fans after the match. These protesters were encouraged to agitate by some retired footballers like Haytham Mustafa and Faisal al-Agab.

Both called on fans to protest President Bashir’s regime and demand for change.

More deaths have been recorded from the ongoing agitations over the rising cost of bread. The opposition has claimed that 22 people have died from days of protests.

Economic crisis turning political

The protests are over an excruciating economic hardship and prices of bread.

Bread prices in the North Africa country are said to be astronomically higher due to economic challenges.

The protests were triggered after bread prices increased from one Sudanese pound ($0.02) to three Sudanese pounds ($0.063).

Source: African feed

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