Hundreds stage protest march in Sudanese capital
KHARTOUM (AFP) - Hundreds of men and women marched for "freedom" in the Sudanese capital on Friday despite the deployment of militia, troops and riot police, AFP correspondents reported.
One of the largest rallies was staged in the poor Shambat area of North Khartoum, where several hundred residents marched along the dirt roads between their houses.
They tried to make their way to a large lot but were blocked by uniformed security officers armed with rifles.
"A million martyrs for a new dawn," they called. "Freedom! Freedom! Justice! Justice!"