The Sudanese government declared curfew in three states in light of widespread popular protests against hard living conditions and lack of security in some areas.
The protests broke out on Tuesday in Nyala, capital of South Darfur state, and other parts of Sudan over the rising cost of living.The demonstrations were sparked by sharp increases in the costs of main ingredients for making bread.
No to high prices, no to hunger,” protesters chanted, as police fired tear gas to disperse demonstrators.
The protesters hurled stones at police and set several shops on fire in the main market. They hurled stones at the municipality building and set tyres on fire on main streets.
Similar demonstrations were held in other regions like Red sea city of Port Sudan and North Kordofan state in which a state of emergency has been declared to protect the lives of citizens and their properties. The curfew will last from 6 p.m. until 6 a.m. (1600GMT until 0400GMT).