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Sudan Police Fire Tear Gas, Arrest 73 Students in Khartoum

Sudanese police used tear gas, batons and warning shots to disperse a sit-in at the University of Khartoum yesterday, arresting at least 73, students said.

About 16,000 students started a sit-in at the university in the capital, protesting police violence and demanding the overthrow of the administration and the government, Muhammad al-Tom, a third-year literature student, said yesterday by telephone from Khartoum.