Sudan: 19 killed in protests against soaring bread, fuel prices

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Sudan: 19 killed in protests against soaring bread, fuel prices

Sudan: 19 killed in protests against soaring bread, fuel prices

The clashes between the anti-riot police and protesters in demonstrations against the rise of bread and fuel prices have killed 19 people and injured 219 other people on Thursday in Sudan.

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Sudan: 19 killed in protests against soaring bread, fuel prices

According to the media sources, two security personnel were also among those who died in the clashes. On Thursday, Sudanese journalists started a strike because of increase in bread prices. They declared a three-day strike starting from December 27 to protest against the government’s violence on demonstrators.

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Sudan: 19 killed in protests against soaring bread, fuel prices

The journalists’ strike was also a protest against the government’s continuous ‘barbaric’ assaults on press freedom. The journalists in Sudan frequently complain of harassment from the authorities.

Doctors in the country have already been on a strike from December 24. On December 19, eight people died in the clashes in Khartoum and several other cities.

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Sudan: 19 killed in protests against soaring bread, fuel prices

Sudan country is facing soaring inflation and acute foreign currency crisis. The rate of inflation is as high as 70 % while shortages of bread and fuel have also hit many cities.

-PTC NEWS