World Bulletin/News Desk
The death of 34 protesters by police over the last week was condemned by Sudan's Deputy President Abdur Rahman Sadiq al-Mahdi on Monday.
Hundreds took the streets on September 22 after petrol subsidies were cut causing price of petrol to almost double. Oil prices at the pump have shot up to 20.8 Sudanese pounds ($4.71) a gallon from 12.5 pounds ($2.83), while diesel has risen from 8.5 pounds a gallon to 13.9 pounds.
Al-Mahdi condemned the harsh police intervention that led to the deaths of 34 people, however, the actual death toll is believed to be higher.
Al-Mahdi noted that peaceful protest was a civil right, promising accountability for security forces that attempted to thwart it, as well as protesters responsible for material damage to public property.Güncelleme Tarihi: 01 Ekim 2013, 12:53