Female Sudan university students in new protest
01 October 2013, 17:03
Khartoum - Female university students in Sudan protested for
a second day running on Tuesday, their campus president said, on the ninth day
of anti-government demonstrations that sparked a deadly crackdown last week.
The protest, with 100 students at most, was "on a
smaller scale" than Monday's rally, Ahfad University for Women president
Gasim Badri told AFP.
On Monday police lobbed tear gas into the campus in
Khartoum's twin city of Omdurman. They did not intervene in the latest rally,
The intensity of demonstrations has eased since last week
when thousands took to the streets after fuel prices jumped by more than 60%.
Authorities say 34 people died during the protests, many of
them in poor neighbourhoods, which were the worst in the history of President
Omar al-Bashir's 24-year rule.
Activists and international human rights groups say at least
50 people were gunned down, most of them in the greater Khartoum area.
The real toll is difficult to determine but "could be
as much as 200", a foreign diplomat has told AFP.