Mass protests in port Sudan

Demonstrations demanding President Omar al-Bashir to resign erupted in city of Port Sudan (pictured), where protesters condemned alleged repression by the government and deteriorating economic conditions, Turkish News Agency Anadolu reports.

Security forces dispersed hundreds of demonstrators with teargas, eyewitnesses told Anadolu Agency.

In December, the port city saw similar protests that were also dispersed by security forces.

Protests began in Sudan on December 19 in 14 of the country’s 18 states, including capital Khartoum.

The city has handles the majority of Sudan international trade, and has an oil refinery.

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