Death Toll From Sudan Protests Rises To 24: Official

Death toll from Sudan protests rises to 24: official

Khartoum, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News, app - 13th Jan, 2019 ) :Anti-government protests that have rocked Sudan since last month have left 24 people dead, an official said on Saturday, without specifying how they died.

Demonstrations that erupted in the provinces on December 19 after the government tripled the price of bread have escalated into nationwide anti-government rallies, with protesters calling for President Omar al-Bashir to resign.

"The total number of people who have died in incidents from December 19 until now is 24," Amer Ibrahim, head of a panel set up by the prosecutor's office to investigate the violence during these rallies told reporters.

Authorities had earlier said that 22 people, including two security personnel, had been killed in the unrest.

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