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Death of Darfur rebel leader sparks student brawl in Sudan’s capital

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December 28, 2011 (KHARTOUM) – At least twelve students have been injured when violent clashes erupted at a Sudanese university on Wednesday between supporters of Darfur rebels and those of the ruling National Congress Party (NCP).

Eye witnessed told Sudan Tribune that students affiliated to the Darfur rebels, Justice and equality Movement (JEM), whose leader Khalil Ibrahim was killed over the weekend, clashed with NCP’s students at Sudan University in downtown Khartoum, leading to a police crackdown in which teargas was heavily used.

According to the witnesses, the story began when JEM’s students held a gathering in which they denounced the Sudanese authorities for using force to disperse a mourning pavilion setup by the slain leader’s family in southern Khartoum.

They added that the confrontation started when NCP students responded by accusing Khalil of being a traitor.

As the clashes spiraled out of the university campus, police forces intervened and fired teargas to break up the altercating factions.

The sources reported that twelve students sustained injuries while others fell on the ground due to the teargas.

The death of Khalil Ibrahim and the wave of anti-government protests witnessed recently in some universities have evidently alarmed the authorities in Khartoum State whose governor last week announced the formation of a new security-monitoring unit comprised of 33 groups tasked specifically with countering “riot activities” in the capital.

(ST)

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  • 29 December 2011 09:49, by Sir. Nostalgic

    Haw! Sudan is getting problem because Arabs think thatthey are the only the know it all, however Killing of Khalil will mark the end to Arab ruling in Sudan. Wait Malik Agar and Hilu are going to do something better for Sudan in Darfur, Kordufan, Blue Nile and as well as whole Sudan.

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    • 29 December 2011 11:19, by Logic

      Ofcourse this is expected, most of those NCP loyalists are brainwashed to the bone. All you have to do, is visit ST and read the comments of the self proclaimed rulers of the land.

      Their language implies bigotry, intolerance, racism, superiority complex, indoctrination and self glorification. Every empire has an end, the imposition of the fake national identity of N. Sudan is drawing to a close.

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    • 29 December 2011 15:09, by Abraham Ayom

      Students should concentrate on their studies rather than practicing politics & crime.

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  • 29 December 2011 09:53, by philipdit wol

    I wants to assure you student of university that, (JEM) rebels were appointed the new acting leader since the Death of Khalil could not rendering the vision of JEM to show Bashir that" at any time an eggs will work" . If Bashir Does not know How to handled the problem bears your atrocity and God knows.

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  • 29 December 2011 10:00, by Madina Tonj

    Darfurian Students.

    Please leave Khartoum government and join your brothers in the bush against Khartoum regime. Dr. Khalil Ibrahim must be revenge so that, Jalaby will understand the killing for Darfur rebel leader will united Darfurian people and fights to the end. There are nearly to 8 million population of Darfurian if two million takes guns the Khartoum government will eventual fallen.

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    • 29 December 2011 16:35, by wadelsudan

      Please stop instigating hate and division among the people of Sudan, Dr Khalil is dead and he is in the hands of the Almighty, he has choosed the road of war and his death is a usual result of war, let us focus on sudan, no race will be able to eliminate or subdue any race let us understand our difference and work with it,diversity is every where.

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