Sudan: Protestors Face Tear Gas, Live Ammunition


Protestors in Sudan were this weekend met with tear gas and live ammunition with five fatalities reported but unconfirmed by government.

The country has been rocked by protests since December last year after the government tripled the price of bread overnight. Over time, however, the protests have evolved into an anti-government movement, focused on calling for President Omar al-Bashir to step down after almost 30 years in power. 

Protestors have appealed to the military to back their calls, with reports that some elements have sought to protect the protestors from the security forces.

The President declared a state of national emergency in February, indicating that he would only be removed from office through elections.