Sudanese protesters took to the streets for the ninth straight day demanding regime change and the removal of President Omar Hassan Al-Bashir. The protests, started by youth in the University of Khartoum on 16 June, come on the heels of a government austerity plan which caused prices of oil and food to skyrocket. The austerity measure lifted government subsidies on oil, raised taxes and cut services.
On Friday, following prayers, protesters took to the streets but were met by security forces who used
tear gas, which is believed to be toxic, causing nosebleeds and asthma attacks, according to Girifna the
Sudanese nonviolent resistance movement. Sudanese State media said the protestors – which state media
said were numbered around 150 – were attempting to attack the police, and burned a police vehicle in
Protesters in Al Daim were arrested by plain-clothed policemen on Saturday afternoon; there was also a
crackdown on protestors in Kassala state. Calls for a mass protest are being made on Facebook for June 30
and it seems that these protests are only intensifying the face of state repression.