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Sudan Police Fire Teargas as Kassala Students Protest Vote Fraud

Dec. 21 (Bloomberg) -- Sudanese police fired into the air and used tear gas and batons to disperse 2,000 students protesting fraud in elections at a university campus in the eastern city of Kassala, a witness said.

“Students were able to seize the ballot boxes to undo these rigged elections,” Muhammad Adam, a second-year economics student, said today by phone from Kassala, the state capital. “Now the police forces have fully deployed on the campus and cordoned off the whole area.”

Students at the University of Kassala protested for more than three weeks in October against high education fees and the rising cost of living.

Sudanese Police spokesman al-Ser Ahmed Omar didn’t answer phone calls in Khartoum, the capital, seeking comment.

To contact the reporter on this story: Salma El Wardany in Khartoum at

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Antony Sguazzin at

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