Khartoum, Sep 27: At least 29 people have been killed during the past three days in anti-government protests over fuel subsidies in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum and Medani city, Sudanese police said Thursday.
“Khartoum and Gezira states have witnessed unfortunate incidents which resulted in 29 cases of death among citizens and policemen,” Xinhua reported citing a statement from Sudanese police.
“A number of people involved in the incidents and policemen also suffered varied injuries, some of whom in serious conditions,” it said.
Medani is the capital of Sudan’s Gezira state.
Sudan had experienced an oil-fuelled economic boom until South Sudan became independent, taking 75 percent of its oil reserves.
The government reduced some fuel subsidies in July 2012, prompting several weeks of protests and a security crackdown.