Washington Post | Activists: Sudan police arrest 14 academics in protests

FILE – In this Jan. 9, 2019 file photo, Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir addresses supporters at a rally in Khartoum, Sudan. On Tuesday, Feb 12, 2019, hundreds of demonstrators are gathering in different Sudanese cities, protesting against autocratic al-Bashir. The demonstrations, were called by the Sudanese Professionals Association, an umbrella of independent professional unions. Video footage shows demonstrators gathering at intersections chanting “just fall,” and calling for a “people’s revolution.” (Mahmoud Hjaj, File/AP)By Samy Magdy | APFebruary 13 at 11:25 AM

CAIRO — Sudan’s security forces arrested more than a dozen academics who joined a protest outside Khartoum University in the Sudanese capital, calling for embattled President Omar al-Bashir to step down, activists said Wednesday.

Sudan has been gripped by nationwide protests since Dec. 19. The demonstrations, which show no sign of abating, were triggered by rising prices and shortages but quickly turned to calls for autocratic President Omar al-Bashir to step down.

The activists said police arrested at least 14 academics while they protested Tuesday. Their whereabouts remained unknown, they added.

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