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Discontent simmers in Sudan after protest deaths

Discontent simmered in Sudan on Tuesday as the public struggled to understand why their “brothers and daughters” had been shot dead during protests against fuel price increases.

“We are very angry about what happened because those protesters, their only weapons were stones and their shouts,” said Yusif Mohammed, 50, a teacher whose brother was killed in Khartoum’s twin city of Omdurman.

“Why were they gunned down?”

Mohammed said he was proud of his brother “because by joining the demonstrations he was defending the right of his people.”

Osama Mohammed, 47, who works in a private company, told AFP: “After the deaths of those youths we will not keep silent.”

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