KHARTOUM (Reuters) – Sudanese safety forces fired tear gasoline as 1000’s of Hausa protesters marched in central Khartoum on Tuesday, days after tribal clashes killed dozens in southern Sudan’s Blue Nile state.
The well being ministry stated late on Monday that at the least 79 folks had been killed and greater than 200 wounded in clashes between members of the Hausa and Funj tribes that started final week, stemming from land disputes.
“These aren’t simply protests, what we would like is to get to the presidential palace and ask that the injustice in the direction of the Hausa stops,” stated Haroun, a 22-year-old marcher.
Others held indicators and chanted slogans calling for an finish to oppression of the Hausa folks.
Police, central reserve forces, the military and plainclothes officers had been deployed on Khartoum’s Airport Highway to dam the protests.
Earlier this week, curfews had been imposed in two Blue Nile cities, in addition to the jap metropolis of Kassala, following protests there that resulted within the burning of presidency buildings.
The tensions have unfold to different cities, as many individuals had been seen transferring from Blue Nile into neighbouring Sennar state to flee the combating.
Funj-Hausa tensions boiled over following accusations from the Funj, who’ve lengthy inhabited Blue Nile state, that the Hausa had been attempting to put declare to elements of their land.
There has additionally been sporadic violence in jap coastal areas and western Darfur regardless of a nationwide peace deal signed by some insurgent teams in Juba in 2020.
(Reporting by Khalid Abdelaziz, writing by Nafisa Eltahir, enhancing by Nick Macfie)
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