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Sudan : Security forces have fired tear gas on protesters

Sudanese President Al-Bashir

Several protesters on Sunday blocked al-Arbaeen Street, one of the main roads in Omdurman, the second largest city in Sudan. Demonstrators also crowded the main streets of the capital Khartoum.

The peaceful rallies turned violent after the security personnel, some in uniform and some plainclothes, got off from some 30 all-terrain trucks and began firing tear gas canisters, stun grenades and live ammunition to disperse protests in both major cities.

According to witnesses, security forces also arrested hundreds of opposition figures, activists and demonstrators.

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