Sudan: The protesters and police clashed.

Sudan: The protesters and police clashed.

Šandī : Sudan | Jun 18, 2012 at 7:17 PM PDT
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VOA60 Africa
Anti-regime demonstrators and police clashed in the capital after Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir announced a number of austerity measures to prop up this economy. Speaking before Congress, President Omar al-Bashir said the government has decided to gradually raise taxes and fuel subsidies, cutting hundreds of positions in the federal government and state as well as salary cuts officials. Hundreds of students protested the University of Khartoum and throw stones at riot police. Police used tear gas to disperse protesters.
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South Sudan President Salva Kiir (left) meets northern counterpart Omar al-Bashir in Khartoum in October
South Sudan President Salva Kiir (left) meets northern counterpart Omar al-Bashir in Khartoum in October
Hua Chi Thanh is based in Vũng Tàu, Đông Nam Bộ, Vietnam, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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