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Sudanese launch night protests as economy slips further

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir delivers a speech at the presidential palace in the capital Khartoum on January 3, 2019. (Photo by ASHRAF SHAZLY / AFP/Getty Images)
Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir delivers a speech at the presidential palace in the capital Khartoum on 3 January 2019 [ASHRAF SHAZLY/AFP/Getty Images]

Protests in Sudan spread to residential areas of the capital Tuesday as the country’s economic and political crisis showed no signs of abating, Anadolu reports.

Demonstrators took to the streets of Al Kalakla, Jabra and Al-Thawra, eyewitnesses, told Anadolu Agency.

The move was called for by independent professional unions to add momentum to the ongoing protests for an end to soaring living costs.

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Police used tear gas to quell the crowds, arresting dozens of activists, the witnesses said.

Sudan saw widespread protests Sunday in many cities, including the capital Khartoum.

The protesters chanted anti-government slogans, calling for democracy, peace and justice.

The nationwide protests, which have been ongoing for around a month, are also calling for President Omar Al-Bashir to step down.

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