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13 Jul 2020 | 03:16 AM UTC

Sudan: Police disperse protesters in Kutum July 12 /update 1

Sudan News Alert

Police disperse protesters using live ammunition in Kutum (North Darfur) on July 12; avoid all gatherings as a precaution

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/12/2020, 11:00 PM until 7/15/2020, 10:59 PM (Africa/Khartoum). COUNTRY/REGION Kutum (North Darfur), Darfur region

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Event

Security forces used live ammunition to disperse a sit-in protest in Kutum (North Darfur) on Sunday July 12, causing an unspecified number of injuries. Reportedly, protesters then gathered at the local police station and set fire to several police vehicles.

Further unrest is possible over the coming days, and a heightened security presence is to be anticipated in the immediate term.

Context

The sit-in in Kutum has been ongoing since July 5, whereby participants are protesting insecurity in the area, protection of agriculture, and other issues. Sit-in demonstrations are also taking place in Kabkabiya (North Darfur) and Nierteti (Central Darfur).

Advice

Individuals in Kutum are advised to monitor developments, avoid all demonstrations and political gatherings, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.

The security environment in Sudan remains complex. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to travel.

 

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