After 6 killed US urges all sides to shun violence as Sudan protests grow

KHARTOUM: The US embassy in Khartoum called Wednesday for all sides in Sudan to avoid further violence as deadly protests sparked by fuel price hikes intensified.

“We call on all sides not to resort to force and to respect civil liberties and the right to peaceful assembly,” said a US embassy statement issued in Arabic.

Six protesters were killed today in clashes with security forces during demonstrations against a cut in fuel subsidies, medics and relatives said.

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