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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, Badri said.

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.



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