ME EYE | Sudan protesters chant ‘freedom’ as police fire tear gas at anti-Bashir rallies

By MEE and agenciesPublished date: 4 February 2019 16:33 UTC | Last update: 4 hours 10 min ago

Crowds of Sudanese protesters chanted “freedom, freedom”, as riot police fired tear gas on anti-government rallies in the capital and its twin city of Omdurman on Monday, witnesses told AFP.

The witnesses said protesters took to the streets in two districts of Khartoum and in Omdurman, across the Nile from the capital, the news agency reported.

The demonstrations came after campaigners called for new rallies this week against al-Bashir’s administration.

Demonstrators, frustrated by an ever-worsening economic crisis, have been on the streets across Sudan nearly every day since 19 December calling for an end to the 30-year rule of President Omar al-Bashir.

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