Middle East

Sudan demos 'torch ruling party HQ in Omdurman'

A handout from the United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur on May 22, 2013 shows a Sudanese woman walking with her baby at the new settlement of the Zam Zam camp for Internally Displaced Persons (IDP), in North Darfur. Demonstrators protesting fuel price hikes torched the headquarters of Sudan's ruling National Congress Party in Khartoum's twin city Omdurman on Tuesday, witnesses said.

A handout from the United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur on May 22, 2013 shows a Sudanese woman walking with her baby at the new settlement of the Zam Zam camp for Internally Displaced Persons (IDP), in North Darfur. Demonstrators protesting fuel price hikes torched the headquarters of Sudan's ruling National Congress Party in Khartoum's twin city Omdurman on Tuesday, witnesses said.  (AFP/File)

Demonstrators protesting against fuel price hikes torched the headquarters of Sudan's ruling National Congress Party in Khartoum's twin city Omdurman on Tuesday, witnesses said.

One witness told AFP protesters looted the building before setting it ablaze.

The incident came as hundreds of protesters took to the streets of Khartoum, Omdurman; Nyala, capital of South Darfur state and Wad Madani in Al-Jazeera state, where the protests first started Monday.

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