29 killed as protests erupt in Sudan over cut in fuel subsidies

Eurasia News

KHARTOUM: At least 29 persons have been killed in Sudan in three days of protests over a government’s decision to cut fuel subsidies, Dispatch News Desk reported citing medical officials.

The protests erupted on September 23 across the country after President Omar Hassan al-Bashir announced to lift fuel subsidies to raise revenue.

Thousands of people came into the streets on Thursday, burned tyres and hurled stones at passing cars in the Inqaz district south of Khartoum. Police responded with tear gas and rubber bullets.

Bashir, who seized power in 1989 and is wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for alleged war crimes and genocide, cancelled a planned visit to New York to attend the session of the UN General Assembly.