Sudan security agents detain professors ahead of demo

Sudanese police fire tear gas at hundreds of protesters trying to march on the presidential palace in the capital Khartoum on January 24, 2019. AFP PHOTO

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  • A lecturer from University of Khartoum also said security agents had taken away 14 professors ahead of the sit-in.
    Security agents have regularly arrested professors and other professionals in a sweeping crackdown on protests since they first erupted on December 19.

Sudanese security agents on Tuesday detained a group of university professors in Khartoum headed for a sit-in protest against President Omar al-Bashir's government, fellow academics have said.
Deadly protests have rocked Sudan for weeks since a government decision to triple the price of bread last December.
The protests have escalated into nationwide demonstrations against Bashir's government, with protesters calling for the veteran leader's resignation.

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