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14 Are Reported Killed In Sudan As Protesters Call For End To President's Rule

Demonstrations began in December over the price of bread. Economic concerns have become political demands, and protesters now call for an end to regime of Omar al-Bashir.

Demonstrations in the capital of Khartoum have been gaining intensity in recent days as protesters staged a sit-in in front of the military complex there.

Now the scene has turned violent. Security forces killed at least 14 people on Tuesday, activists involved in the demonstration told the Associated Press. At least eight others have been killed since Saturday, including members of security forces, the news service reported.

Sudan has been the site of protests since late December, when a protest began over the

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