Police battle protesters on the streets of Khartoum
Friday, June 22, 2012 - 00:43
June 22 - Anger is rising over the economic crisis and anti-government protests spread across Khartoum, demonstrators call for police to join them. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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STORY: Anti-government protests erupted across Khartoum where Sudanese took to the streets after Friday prayers in the most widespread demonstrations yet against spending cuts unveiled this week.
The demonstrations, now in their sixth day, expanded beyond the core of student activists and spread into several neighborhoods of the capital that had so far been quiet.
Activists have been trying to use public frustration to build a movement to topple the government of President Omar Hassan al-Bashir.
Large demonstrations have been relatively rare in Sudan, which avoided the "Arab Spring" protest movements in Egypt and Libya. Security forces usually quickly disperse protests.
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