Sudan police fire tear gas at protesters attending student's funeral
Published on Mar 12, 2014 8:17 PM
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.
To continue reading, log in if you are a subscriber
Enjoy 2 weeks of unlimited digital access to The Straits Times. Get your free access now!