Sudan protesters torch ruling party HQ over rising prices | Al Jazeera English

Sudan protesters torch ruling party HQ over rising prices | Al Jazeera English - Published on Dec 20, 2018

Protesters in Sudan have set fire to the ruling party’s offices as part of a series of demonstrations against rising bread prices and shortages of fuel, both subsidised by the government. Images circulating on social media showed the ruling National Conference Party’s offices in Atbara, some 320km north of the capital Khartoum, being set on fire, while other fires were scattered across the streets at the centre of the protests. Residents told Al Jazeera that the protests were triggered after bread prices increased from one Sudanese pound ($0.02) to three Sudanese pounds ($0.063). The protests, which also broke out in the city of Port Sudan, the capital of Red Sea state, saw demonstrators call for the “overthrow of the regime”, a slogan that was common during the Arab Spring uprisings that swept through the region in 2011. Al Jazeera’s Charlotte Bellis reports.

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