Student Protest Turns Violent
Sudanese university students armed with sticks and stones staged perhaps their largest protest since unrest sparked by inflation began. Security forces have used tear gas to disperse a crowd of university students in Khartoum protesting high food prices. It was hard to determine their numbers becuase protesters were scattered around the central campus. After President Omar al-Bashir announced austerity measures, including tax hikes and an end to cheap fuel, scattered protests across the country spread.