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Protests grow in Sudan - may be the biggest ever

on Saturday saw thousands of protesters outside president Omar al-Bashir's palace in the capital Khartoum. Witness testimony from the scene indicates that Saturday's demonstrations could be the largest since they began in december last year.

– the Crowd stretches as far as the eye can reach, said a witness to Reuters.

the Sudanese security forces have fired tear gas against the crowd to prevent them from entering in the palace, where also the country's försvarsdeparmement and security forces headquarters. According to the BBC, it is the first time that the protests reached so close to the army headquarters.

in december, after large livsmedelssubventioner was removed and the price of bread was three times as expensive. Then have the protests focused on president al-Bashir must leave his post.

According to the sudanese authorities, more than 30 people have been killed in connection with protests in recent months, but according to human rights organisations, the figure could be much higher.

on the anniversary of president Jaafar Nimeiri was overthrown by the army in 1985. In the city of Madani, there have also been demonstrations on Saturday, reports AFP. In February the president al-Bashir, a ban on demonstrations.

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