Northern Sudan State: Peaceful protesters brutally dispersed in Abu Saar village while advocating against toxic gold mining

On 5 May 2024, a group of Sudanese Police Forces (SPF) in Elbragig locality in Northern Sudan State forcefully dispersed peaceful protesters in Abu Saar village. The forces used tear gas, batons and guns to disperse the crowd. The security forces also battered several protesters many of whom sustained injuries such as broken limbs. At least 30 protesters were arrested both during the protest and during house raids after the protest. Eight detainees were released the following day on 6 May 2024 without charges.

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