January 16, 2018
Location: Announced gathering point includes, but is not limited to, the following area in Khartoum:
· Alahlia Square in Omdurman
Event: Please be aware that the Sudanese Opposition Union has called for a protest tomorrow, Wednesday January 17 at 3:00 p.m., in Alahlia Square in Omdurman. This is the second planned protest against the rising prices of basic food items in two days. Today, several hundred demonstrators gathered around 12:30 in Al Qasr Ave, and Algama’a Street chanting slogans against rising prices. Demonstrators were met by heavy police presence along the planned route. The police deployed tear gas and made some arrests.
U.S. government personnel are advised to avoid Alahlia Square area tomorrow.