Dissent Sprouts in Sudan, but It May Not Be Arab Spring | New York Times
By Jeffrey Gettleman
In the past few weeks, from the sweltering streets of Khartoum, the capital, to the usually quiet riverine town of Atbara, hundreds, possibly thousands, of Sudanese protesters have braved police batons and tear gas to rail against the government.
Their placards read “Down, Down Military Rule,” and they shout, “No, no, to high prices!” prompting a fierce crackdown from riot police officers who have routinely swatted the protesters in the head and have even shot tear gas into hospital courtyards, making some patients go into seizures.
All this raises the question: Is the Arab Spring sweeping into Sudan?
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