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Sudanese rally against U.S. sanctions

Hundreds of demonstrators gathered in front of the American embassy here, shouting "God is great!" and "Down with the CIA!" to protest new U.S. economic sanctions on Sudan.

Sudanese rally against U.S. sanctions
Hundreds of demonstrators gathered Saturday in front of the American embassy here, shouting "God is great!" and "Down with the CIA!" to protest new U.S. economic sanctions on Sudan.

Police cordoned off the tightly guarded U.S. compound as protesters denounced
President Bush, who announced Tuesday that the U.S. had blacklisted 31 companies and three individuals, forbidding them from conducting business with an American company or bank.

"The sanctions are not even worth the ink they were written with," rally organizer Omar Kambal said in a speech. Kambal, who heads Sudan's Youth Union, called on the government to "sever all economic ties with the U.S., today rather than tomorrow."

After a decade of U.S. economic sanctions, the two countries have little business in common. Sudan conducts nearly three quarters of its trade with Arab and Asian nations — mainly China.

The embassy said its staff was absent because it was the weekend.


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