5th Day of Protests in Sudan

A funeral for a Sudanese pharmacist who was killed during the past week of protests has turned into a mass demonstration against the government.

Several thousand protesters joined mourners in Khartoum Saturday during a funeral procession for the pharmacist. Some shouted “Freedom, freedom” and called for the ouster of President Omar al-Bashir.

The government’s move to cut fuel subsidies – causing a sharp rise in fuel prices for ordinary Sudanese – triggered angry protests on …