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Sudan police fire tear gas at protesters attending student's funeral

Published on Mar 12, 2014 8:17 PM
 
Sudanese riot police stand guard outside the University of Khartoum on March 12, 2014, after university officials ordered the campus shut following a student protest the previous day about violence in Darfur. Security forces in the Sudanese capital Khartoum on Wednesday, March 11, 2014, fired tear gas at demonstrators attending the funeral of a student killed in a protest, a Reuters witness said, and Khartoum University suspended classes "indefinitely". -- PHOTO: AFP

KHARTOUM (REUTERS) - Security forces in the Sudanese capital Khartoum on Wednesday fired tear gas at demonstrators attending the funeral of a student killed in a protest, a Reuters witness said, and Khartoum University suspended classes "indefinitely".

Ali Musa was killed at a 200-strong protest march against escalating violence in the western Darfur region on the university campus when police fired tear gas at the protesters.

Police said on Tuesday they would investigate his death.

About a thousand people, some carrying flags and chanting "killing a student is killing the nation" and "revolution is the people's choice", marched in the procession. Some threw stones at police, and about five were slightly wounded.

 
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