News Brief 10/1/2013, Tishrei 27, 5774
700 Arrested in Violent Protests in Sudan
Violent demonstrations have ripped through the Sudanese capital Khartoum leaving as many as 150 dead according to Sudanese human rights activists.In addition to the deaths, around 700 people have been arrested so far this week.
The protests began a week ago when Sudan, a major producer of oil, scrapped its fuel subsidies almost doubling prices. The demonstrations seem to have triggered a full-faced expression of anti-government sentiment.