World Bulletin/News Desk
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".
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.
"With the killing of this student, (President) Bashir has lost his legitimacy, and we'll go out to protest until we topple him," protester Hussein Yassin, 32, told Reuters.
Dozens have been killed in the region in recent weeks, where rebels have been fighting forces of President Omar Hassan al-Bashir.
Bashir faces a sharp drop in oil revenues, the main source of government income, and rising inflation after losing most of his active oilfields following the secession of South Sudan in 2011.
Subsidy cuts and other austerity measures brought in last September to cope with the crisis led to the capital's worst street protests in years, compounding the turmoil in a country also fighting rebels in southern and western border regions.