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23 Sep 2019 | 08:53 AM UTC

Sudan: Police disperse protest in Darfur September 22

Sudan News Alert

Protest reported in Niyala (South Darfur) on September 22 to denounce bread shortages; further protests likely

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/22/2019, 11:00 PM until 9/25/2019, 10:59 PM (Africa/Khartoum). COUNTRY/REGION Niyala

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Police forces fired tear gas at hundreds of student protesters in Niyala (South Darfur) on Sunday, September 22, who gathered to denounce bread shortages. Several students were reportedly injured.

Further protests are likely in the coming days. Heightened security measures and localized traffic disruptions are expected around any demonstration site. 


The tripling in the price of bread triggered a national protest movement in December 2018, which ended up removing former President Omar al-Bashir from office on April 11 and led to the creation of a Transitional Military Council (TMC). Civilian opposition leaders and the former-ruling Transitional Military Council (TMC) created the transitional sovereign council on August 20 as part of a power-sharing deal, which put an end to months of almost daily protests. Sporadic demonstrations, however, continue to occur.


Individuals in Sudan are advised to monitor the situation, anticipate a heightened security presence, adhere to instructions issued by local authorities and their home governments, refrain from nonessential movement, and avoid all protests due to the risk of violence.


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