Over 800 arrested in Sudan's anti-govt demos: minister

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir arrives to meet with police officials at the headquarters of the "police house" in the capital Khartoum on December 30, 2018. PHOTO | ASHRAF SHAZLY | AFP

What you need to know:

  • Interior Minister Ahmed Bilal Osman on Monday gave details to parliament of arrests made during the protests and violence that marked several rallies.
  • The figure was the first given by officials for those detained since the rallies erupted initially in towns and villages and later spread to the capital Khartoum.
  • Protests broke out when the government raised the price of a small loaf of bread from one Sudanese pound to three (from two to six US cents).

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