Sudanese police 'to deal firmly' with Eid disturbances

Sudan has been rocked by mass protests since a government decision last month lifting state subsidies on fuel and other vital commodities as part of a controversial economic reform program.

Sudanese police 'to deal firmly' with Eid disturbances

World Bulletin/News Desk

The Sudanese police have warned that it will deal firmly with any "security turbulence" during the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha.

"The police will deal firmly, in accordance with law, with any disturbance that may occur during Eid al-Adha," police official Mohamed Ahmed Ali said in a statement.

He said that police forces are fully ready to secure the capital Khartoum during the festival.

Sudan has been rocked by mass protests since a government decision last month lifting state subsidies on fuel and other vital commodities as part of a controversial economic reform program. The government has also raised taxes on a number of consumer goods.

The move sent retail prices for hydrocarbons and consumer commodities skyrocketing, instantly triggering mass protests.

While activists say more than 100 people have been killed so far in protest-related violence, Sudanese authorities put the death toll at 70, including several policemen.

Last Mod: 09 Ekim 2013, 22:35
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