the Country's interior minister, Ahmed Bilal Osman, has informed the parliament about the arrests that have been made, at the same time as hundreds of people gathered to show their support for president Omar al-Bashir on Monday.
19 december, after the government decided to raise the brödpriserna. According to the authorities, has at least 19 people, two of them in the security forces, have been killed in clashes during the demonstrations. The human rights organisation Amnesty says that the number dead is 37.
– The total number of arrested protesters until now is 816, " he says.
the Number is the first published by the authorities.
the demonstrations reported since 19 december, and 118 buildings have been destroyed in the protests, according to Osman, 18 of the destroyed buildings belonged to the police.
– the Demonstrations began peacefully, but some bad guys with a hidden agenda used them to engage in looting and theft, " he says, adding that the situation in the country is now ”calm and stable”.
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